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May 08 2012

Helping Tennesseans Get Back to Work

As your representative in Congress I am committed to doing everything I can to help businesses create jobs.  As a small business owner in the Tennessee Valley for over 25 years, I understand the driving factors of growing your business and the challenges that come along with that.

That's why in 2011 I announced my jobs plan for America "Less Government, More Jobs."  My plan lays out seven ideas that are vital to getting Tennessee and our country back to work.

I believe that the free-market based solutions in my jobs plan are what we need to get people back to work now.  The tax, borrow and spend policies of the Obama Administration are not the solutions and, in fact, are making the problem worse.  My jobs plan is centered on less government and more freedom for private enterprises. 

It’s simple and clear.  7 steps we can take now to help get Tennesseans back to work:

1. Temporary reduction of the capital gains tax to 0%

2. Rein in regulatory agencies

3. Stability in the marketplace

a. Repeal ObamaCare

b. Repeal the Dodd-Frank Act

4. An energy policy based on domestic exploration

5. Tort reform

6. Tax reform

7. Free trade

To read my complete jobs plan please visit here.



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  • Brian Grunden

    05/11/2012 12:14 PM

    Congressman Fleischmann Sir,

    This was a bad week in the U.S. House of Representatives for economic conservatives.

    What was wrong on this,
    Austin Scott (GA-08) offered an amendment that would eliminate all funding in the bill for the Legal Services Corporation. It failed, 122-289.

    What was wrong on this,
    Jeff Flake (AZ-06) offered an amendment that would reduce by $1.2 billion the amount provided for the National Science Foundation. It failed, 121-291.

    What was wrong on this,
    Tom McClintock (CA-04) offered an amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by $277.8 million for the International Trade Administration. It failed, 121-287.

    Please explain why you voted 'NO' on these sir.
    There must have been good reasons, and I would like to know.

  • Rosemary Raymer

    05/08/2012 10:05 PM

    Taxes can't be reduced at all - the debt is too high. Even reducing FICA to 4.2% endangers the future of the Social Security System. These "ploys" are to get votes, not help the economy. Reducing government may not be the answer either as the US Government (if you include the military) is the largest employer in the world I believe. Even government waste, such as the GSA's Las Vegas trip and those crazy signs on the side of the interstate that tell us what
    "watershed" we are currently in provides jobs to casino and restaurant workers and government workers. The only help for our economy is to stop paying people for doing NOTHING. Stop paying people based on the number of children they produce. And stop tax "refunds" that are actually more than the amount a person paid in. Spending based on these premises will turn around our deficit, increase jobs, and improve our economy.

  • Edward griffitts

    05/08/2012 09:49 PM

    Well you are doing something,that's more then I can say for the Dems.