Rep. Geoff Davis (KY) published his weekly column on his web site today. Read an excerpt of "Empower the People to Spur Job Creation":
Despite President Barack Obama’s inaugural promise to create jobs and contain unemployment through passage of a stimulus package that would “provide an immediate jolt” to our economy, Kentuckians have been struggling with an unemployment rate above ten percent since May 2009. Since the Democrat Majority’s stimulus legislation was signed into law almost one year ago, 3.5 million Americans have lost their jobs. More than six million jobs have been lost since Democrats took control of Congress in January of 2007.
In order to create jobs, we must empower the people. Individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners will drive our economic recovery, create jobs and ultimately reduce the unemployment rate. But first, the government has to get out of the way. Unfortunately, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have relentlessly pursued a policy focused on bigger government, higher spending and more debt.