Leave Washington Behind to Create Jobs

This morning, the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses released a report on how to create real American jobs.  Their report, “Breaking Down Washington’s Barriers to America’s Red, White and Blue Jobs,” highlights one of the major problems plaguing our economy: Washington interference.

Eight simple bullet points:

  1. Increase Affordable American Energy
  2. Explore for American Oil and Natural Gas
  3. Strengthen the American Mining Sector
  4. Overturn Washington’s Overreach
  5. Promote Agriculture, Ranching and Forestry
  6. Support Recreation, Hunting and Public Land Access
  7. Eliminate Backdoor Cap and Tax Regulations
  8. Reduce Junk Lawsuits

A new report from The Heritage Foundation explains that increasing access to American energy “would help lower energy prices, create jobs, and bring revenue into the financially strapped government.”

Four simple bullet points:

  1. Get moving on offshore and onshore permits
  2. Open access and require lease sales when ready
  3. Limit litigation
  4. Place a freeze on new environmental regulations

Legislative solutions that would cut red tape, break down barriers to private sector job creation and develop America’s energy resources are readily available.  If the Obama administration is serious about job creation, they would embrace these type of pro-growth ideas.  Though if the press reports about the President’s plan are true, we shouldn’t hold our breath.

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