I believe most people want to work. However, some don’t because if they make too much money, they will lose their government benefits. Therefore, I support increasing the amount a person can make and still be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. In addition, we must reduce the corporate tax rate to incentivize businesses to expand and hire more people. Furthermore, individuals who have committed crimes and have paid their debt to society deserve a “second chance” to get a good paying job and or obtain a license to do certain types of work. We should reward businesses with a lower tax rate who hire individuals who have a prior felony conviction. Last, I believe small businesses are the backbone of our economy. However, buildings in downtowns across the district that were once thriving with businesses lie vacant and in disrepair. The cost to renovate the building and bring it up to code is too high so the building becomes dilapidated. We must incentivize investments in our downtowns so that thriving new businesses that employ people can operate there.
Taking action on this issue
- Provide access to capital so new businesses can create new jobs.
- Second chance program for individuals who have committed crimes and have paid their debt to society to get a job or obtain a license to do certain types of work.
- Reduce unnecessary regulations that prohibit businesses from expanding and growing as the market requires.