The greatest social program ever created is the free enterprise system. In order to grow the Middle Class, and the entire economy for that matter, we must empower the free market by getting rid of over-expansive regulations and a cumbersome, unfair tax code that represent barriers to growth. Combined with targeted spending on early education, job training, critical federal research, and long-term infrastructure, our American economy will be able to grow and we can help Americans stretch their paychecks further.
Under President Obama, wages have stagnated, income inequality has increased, and Americans no longer feel like they are able to get ahead in life. The size and scope has increased dramatically, and the size of the American labor force has dipped below its lowest level since the 1970s.
Congressman Yoder will continue to fight for bigger paychecks and smaller bills in Kansas by:
- Eliminating the most costly regulations in our nation’s history that the Obama Administration has implemented and Hillary Clinton wants to expand. This includes fighting back EPA regulations that would raise electricity for residents in Wyandotte County by 20%, as well as the more than 5,000 new regulations enacted in the last year that drive up the cost of everything from groceries to gas on hard-working families.
- Tackling rising energy costs and creating jobs by supporting an “all of the above” energy approach which includes: the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and domestic exploration and mining of coal, supporting American crude oil exportation to drive down American gas prices, natural gas and fossil fuels, and by creating an environment to encourage the expansion of renewable energy abundant in Kansas such as wind.
- Reforming and simplifying the tax code to make it fairer, flatter and pro-growth. The current tax code is thousands of pages and millions of words in length and is riddled with loopholes and exemptions that allow some businesses to not pay any income taxes at all, while hitting too many Americans with a tax bill they cannot afford.
- Reprioritizing government spending by reducing spending on wasteful bureaucracy, fraud, and abuse, and targeting that spending on research, education, and infrastructure.
- Helping constituents find work by coordinating with local businesses and schools to host annual job fairs that have brought thousands of constituents in touch with direct job opportunities.
- Promoting smart and fair trade agreements that resolve the trade imbalance and help kick-start jobs and American manufacturing for export around the world. We need to bring jobs home, not ship them overseas.
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