WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s visit to the Cree LED Light Company in Raleigh, NC for a meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council, whose plans were outlined in today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed.
“Job creators are not going to create jobs until they have the confidence to do so. Businesses and entrepreneurs are not going to build or invest until Washington gives them the certainty needed to expand and employ more workers. Unfortunately, neither the words ‘confidence’ nor ‘certainty’ appeared in this morning’s op-ed by the leaders of the president’s jobs commission.
“While the president talks about a topic that should have been his first priority since his first day in office, our nation’s economic growth is still too low and too slow to restore the millions of jobs that have been lost on his watch. It’s going to take much more than another speech or a council meeting to empower job creators to do their jobs and help get Americans working again.
“While House Republicans have a plan to empower job creators to start hiring, President Obama’s plan for more spending will only keep them guessing about an uncertain future. This Administration must understand that in order to boost job creation and grow the economy, we need to stop spending money we don’t have and restore employers’ faith in the economy. As long as job creators are worried about a spending-driven debt and tax-filled future, job seekers will struggle to find work.”