|Economy and Jobs|
If a family can't put food on the table, not much else matters. That is why I am committed to making American businesses and their employees competitive again. The jobs must come first and we will get them back with a tax and regulatory policy that makes sense – one that rewards investment, saving, and hard-work, instead of punishing it.
Fundamentally, taxing and spending our way out of a hole won't work because the government doesn't create jobs, the American people do. As I see it, the best thing Congress can do at this point is to stop meddling and to get out of small businesses' way.
Finally, we all have friends or family who are facing hard times right now. My pledge to you is that I will fight hard each and every day for those families. I will do everything I can to bring the jobs back to Florida, even it means fighting for them one by one. So if a small business owner needs help, I will be there for him. If a federal agency is giving a family a hard time, I won't hesitate to step in. And when push comes to shove and the opportunity arises to make a difference with legislation, you know you can count on my vote.