Small Business

Small business is the backbone of our economy in the Eighth District of Missouri. Government regulation does not create jobs, but instead inhibits small businesses. Seven out of ten jobs are created by small businesses. Washington should encourage, not overregulate job growth and small business creation.

We must focus on reforming our tax code. By simplifying the thousands of pages of IRS regulations, small business owners can focus on building their business instead of filling out complicated tax forms. Red tape is strangling our small businesses and money spent on regulations detracts from budgets that could be spent on growing businesses and hiring more employees.