Job Creators Caucus Joins Leadership to Discuss Anniversary of Democrats' "Recovery Summer"06/16/11
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Job Creators Caucus, including U.S. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas), participated today in a press conference highlighting the one-year anniversary of the Democrats’ falsely named “Recovery Summer” and discussing the Obama Administration’s failed economic policies and unfulfilled promises. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Congressman Flores and the entire GOP Leadership team spoke on the House Republican’s Plan for America’s Job Creators, which focuses on common-sense legislative solutions to get government out of the way of businesses and job creators and restore certainty in the economy.
To see remarks from Speaker Boehner at today’s press conference, click here.
Click for remarks from Members of the Job Creators Caucus:
“In 2005, four individuals and I got together and we decided to create an oil and gas company. We started with a clean sheet of paper, built a business plan, began to raise investment capital, leased office space, hired employees and began operations. Within 10 months, we consummated our first major transaction and began investing $70 to $100 million each year to grow our business. By 2008, we had revenues of about $150 million and a $6 million payroll. If you asked the five of us to sit down today and make the decision to do that again, the decision would be different – we wouldn’t,” said Congressman Flores. “We cannot continue with the hostility towards job creators and economic uncertainty that exists today under President Obama’s watch. We cannot let this Administration have another frivolous shot at wasteful spending of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars, or be given more unnecessary regulatory power or be allowed to spin its way out of this downward economic spiral the Democrats have created with empty phrases like ‘Recovery Summer.’ It is time that we get the federal government out of the way and restore certainty in the economy for our job creators and businesses immediately.”