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Volz means business

This election year we face countless economic challenges in Spokane County. While the state languishes with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country (No. 8), we lead the nation in property crime. The direct correlation between unemployment and rising crime is unquestionable.

What we need in Spokane County is a flourishing economy, not more taxes with the unbridled spending that goes with them. And yet, Democrat Party candidates continue to promise their constituency more spending on countless programs, which they blithely term “government investments.”

All of that spending will be bankrolled on the back of the ailing economic engine that actually drives employment, wages and wealth creation. It’s time to be blunt and point out that with fewer and fewer Americans paying the preponderance of taxes, squeezing more tax revenue out of fewer taxpayers is economic suicide. It’s time for fiscal restraint, spending prioritization and, most importantly, wealth creation in Spokane County.

Business builds the economy, which is good for everybody. This November, select candidates like Mike Volz in the 6th District who promote strong business and economic growth, not more spending on endless “investments.”

Phillip Janzen

Spokane


 

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