How our plan for jobs and the economy will take us down a better path

“I recently asked over 100,000 people across the Third Congressional District if they thought today’s kids are on track to be better off than their parents. Of those who responded, nearly 78 percent said no.”

In a recent op-ed for The Colorado Statesman, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) shares this frightening statistic and discusses how our Better Way agenda will help take America down a better path. America is the place where you should have the opportunity to pursue your own unique version of the American Dream, and where it should be expected that our children will end up better off than the generation before them. Unfortunately, our nation has gotten off track.  

In a recent Gallup poll, 72 percent of Americans said they were dissatisfied with the path on which our country is heading. They say that the lack of jobs and economic opportunity is one of the biggest issues facing the United States today.

We hear you. And that’s why we are presenting our Better Way plan, which contains hundreds of ideas that will help lead us in a better direction and help put us back on the right track. Our Better Way to Grow the Economy focuses on providing real, smart solutions that inspire job creation and economic growth. In order to do this, we must regulate smarter, deliver affordable and reliable energy, end bailouts and promote financial independence, put students and workers first, preserve internet innovation, and crack down on lawsuit abuse.

In fact, we have more than 100 ideas to accomplish these goals. Just ask Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR).

We’re focusing on how to regulate smarter, because onerous and costly regulations on businesses aren’t helping anyone. Don’t get us wrong, regulations are important. But when well-intentioned policies are taken beyond their purpose — and to the extreme — they can stifle innovation and infringe on liberty.

One example of taking regulation to the extreme is the Department of Labor’s overtime rule. As Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) explains, Government policies, however well-intentioned, should not strip employees of the flexibility to leave an hour early to care for an elderly parent, arrive at work an hour later in order to make a doctor’s appointment, or leave early to watch their child’s soccer game.”

We have an opportunity, but also an obligation, to renew our commitment to the American Dream and present Americans with ideas for a better tomorrow. “Creating a better way means addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our nation – challenges like restoring constitutional authority, creating jobs and growing our economy, making health care accessible and affordable for everyone, protecting Americans from threats at home and abroad, and ensuring that everyone has a chance to succeed,” Rep. Tipton reminds us.

Don’t forget to check out all our ideas to create jobs, grow the economy, and put America back on track by visiting