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The Economy
Apr. 17, 2012
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Jobs are created by the private sector, not by governments.

In Delaware we need to remove burdensome regulations from businesses, thereby reducing their operating costs, so they can be engines of job creation.

80% of private sector employment in Delaware are businesses with fewer than 20 employees. In Delaware, small business is business. It’s our neighbors, it’s our businesses we visit every day who are the sources, the creators of new jobs.

Delaware has 48,500 fewer jobs than when Jack Markell became Governor. We need to recapture, recreate those jobs in our existing and new businesses. This can only be accomplished when entrepreneurs are comfortable that investing their money will have a likely outcome of growing their business profitably or creating a new profitable business.

America and Delaware have always responded favorably to the opportunity to expand the economy - to grow business. We need “real people” to step up and take advantage of growth opportunities in Delaware. That occurs when government gets out of the way.

The largest employer in Delaware is The State of Delaware. The second largest employer is the Federal Government. 40% of Delaware’s economy is government.

We need to increase the size of our Private Sector  - thereby reducing the size of government in the economy. When we do this we will increase jobs and grow the economy and return financial well being to Delaware.
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