Walsh Holds Field Hearing on How Uncertainty Faced by Small Businesses Stunts Job Creation
“Certainty is the number one factor for small business owners in deciding whether they can expand or hire more employees.”
WOODSTOCK, ILL.— House Small Business Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee Chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL) today held a field hearing in Woodstock, Ill., to examine how the economic uncertainty facing small business owners is contributing to the jobs crisis. The Subcommittee heard testimony from local businesses regarding these concerns and their recommendations on how the federal government could foster a business climate that would be more conducive to job creation.
“Certainty is the number one factor for small business owners in deciding whether they can expand or hire more employees,” said Walsh. “Washington plays a major role in providing this certainty— or uncertainty. Small businesses are our nation’s best job creators. If we want to see Americans get back on the job and our economy recover, then we must help to provide this certainty. We can do this by reducing regulatory burdens, simplifying the tax code and keeping taxes low, and living within our means here in Washington. However, doing nothing and leaving small businesses hanging with no solutions is not an option.
Perry Moy, Owner of the Plum Garden in McHenry, Ill., said, “We are good actors; we want to comply with the law. But these government mandates can divert our resources and savings. I’d rather spend those dollars on payroll and staff. Please take the steps you can to help me create jobs… Unfortunately, government often stands in the way of letting small businesses do what they do best -- grow their businesses and create jobs.”