Saturday, February 20, 2010

McCarthy: Congress needs to create jobs, work with local businesses

 Rep. Kevin McCarthy spent a few days in the District and is heading back to Washington, D.C. A report in his words ...

"This week the House was in recess, so I was able to enjoy spending time at home meeting with constituents throughout the district.  As the snow melts, I hope the borrowing and partisan mentality melts away as well, because next week the House is back in session, and it is time for Congress to work together on strengthening our economy and to do everything we can to improve our business climate to spur job creation.

  "In the meantime, I have received an overwhelming response for my upcoming Job Resource Expo, and we have over 60 businesses and organizations participating.  If you plan to attend or know someone who would like to attend, the event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 8, 2010, at the Bakersfield Marriott on Truxtun Avenue.  I hope to see you there.

  "I visited California State University, Bakersfield and talked with visiting Chinese exchange students.  During our discussion about their experiences in both China and the U.S., one of students asked me about the debt our nation is accumulating with their country and when would the debt be paid back.  My answer - Congress needs to stop spending
trillions of dollars we don’t have by borrowing from countries like China.  Rather, Congress needs to focus on pro-growth policies that don't add to the debt, that create jobs, and that put Americans back to work.

  "Also, Representative Peter Roskam from Illinois made a visit to Bakersfield Thursday and he joined me in visiting local high school seniors participating in the Ford Dimension Program, a program started by the late Jim Burke to develop the leadership skills in our local youth.  We also went on the Ralph Bailey show where we discussed many issues ranging from the need to reduce our nation's debt and create a business climate that will spur job creation, our dire water situation in the Central Valley, and health care.  Before he left Bakersfield, I made sure that he left with Dewar’s chews and locally grown

  "I just came back from the Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference and listened to our local business leaders’ ideas and concerns regarding the business climate in the Valley.  I also talked with concerned local realtors in Bakersfield about problems associated with the HVCC (Home Valuation Code of Conduct), which has created a massive problem of inadequate appraisals being done by inexperienced appraisers that continues to dampen our local housing market.  The comments I heard from business owners and employees were clear: stop borrowing, focus on the economy, and reduce the regulatory stranglehold on our small businesses and let them create job

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