Robert on the Economy
I know what it's like for families struggling to make ends meet during this tough economy. With sharp price increases for nearly everything – from groceries to gas – Coloradans have seen their paychecks being stretched to the limit. The stretched paychecks from higher prices and the elimination of paychecks from mass layoffs are the top concerns of those I wish to serve. My family has been hit hard too, but I also know that difficult economic challenges also present enormous opportunities. This is why I will work to position Colorado for a strong economic recovery and a prosperous, sustainable future by working to repeal laws that inhibit the abilities of Companies to do business in Colorado. I will work with the legislature to create laws that encourage business to come to Colorado by eliminating excess fees, and creating sensible time limits on the government to issue permits to companies. I will lobby manufacturing companies to come to Colorado in order to create living wage employment.
I believe that Colorado should be focused on a pro-growth economic agenda. I seek to provide greater incentives for investment, business development and job creation here in our district as well as the rest of the state and tackle the forces driving up the cost of health care, energy, food, and more. In addition to the fundamental flaws of our current economic policies, Congress continues to ignore the storms on the horizon with the explosion of entitlement spending and governmental waste.
My economic philosophy is based on the historically-proven principle that the individual, not the government is the engine of American prosperity. Small business and dedicated workers, not government agencies and bureaucrats, generate economic growth and wealth. With this knowledge, I will create coalitions’ that create laws the take the government out of business, and allow the economy to build in a healthy manner which is not over regulated.
By putting Colorado's working families like yours first, I will deliver the real results which have been promised by the current administration, but have yet to see. Because of the members of Colorado’s senate and house, Colorado's poverty and unemployment rates are much higher than they should be, and hard-working families are being given no long-term relief through business opportunities, and better jobs that are close to home. Foreclosures are at a higher rate in the state in 2009 than they were in our record-breaking year of 2008. It’s time for a change that working families want. No more free rides for those who don’t want to work. The incentives need to be given to those who produce the bright tomorrow that is Colorado. By strengthening Colorado’s economy, we can stand free from Federal influence and create an example for the rest of the country to follow.