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Won’t act on American jobs

In a Sept. 25 letter to the editor endorsing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Creation Act (H.R. 4078) was used as a reason to re-elect her. The bill would effectively shut down any regulations from coming into effect until the unemployment rate falls below 6 percent.

H.R. 4078 will stop all new regulations in the pipeline to protect our air, food and water. It will add unnecessary requirements to rule-making by the Commodity Futures Trade Commission and the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, and hinder implementation of the Dodd-Frank finance law.

Surveys of the business community state that regulations are not the No. 1 issue that is causing businesses to not hire, but the uncertain economy. Republican McMorris Rodgers, along with fellow Washington Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dave Reichert and Doc Hastings, voted down the effort to bring to the floor a measure called the Bring Jobs Home Act (H.R. 5542) that would have removed the tax incentives for companies to ship jobs overseas, and would have given tax breaks for those companies who brought jobs back to America.

Mom/pop, small-business owners, you decide whose side she’s on.

Lawrence Schuchart


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