|The Senator Reports
||February 25th, 2010|
Job Creation Package: Democrats vs. Republicans
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
Earlier this month, Democrats and Republicans both unveiled job creation bills to turn California’s economy around and get us back on track. The plans clearly differ in scope and theme.
While Republicans are focused on offering business tax incentives, repealing inhibiting environmental regulations and finding permanent solutions, Democrats believe that public sector investments will spur private sector jobs. Unfortunately, it appears they still don’t get it, as their solutions appear to mirror what got us here in the first place: out-of-control spending of taxpayer dollars. For example, part of their package would speed up construction of a high speed rail system—a project that may create construction jobs now, but is sure to cost us billions in the future!
Let me be clear: spending more isn’t going to spur job creation. I will continue fighting for what we really need in Sacramento: less regulation, a competitive business climate and strong tax incentives for California’s job creators.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008
Private Sector Job Growth is Key to Economic Recovery
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick
As a small-businessman, I welcome all of the new subscribers to the “jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Even many who have been openly hostile to business over the years are now talking about job creation, due to the fact that economic recovery now consistently ranks as the public’s top concern.
However, if you get beyond the rhetoric and listen closer to the actual proposals that some in the California Capitol are pushing, you will realize that the jobs they are trying to create are not the ones we need. Democrats in the State Senate have released a package of bills that they claim would create thousands of new jobs and stimulate the economy. Unfortunately, most of these jobs would be either state government jobs, or so-called “green” jobs that would come at the expense of the private sector.
Government can’t borrow, tax, or spend our state to prosperity. We have 2.25 million unemployed Californians, and small business owners who are fearful to hire more workers because of the high costs of state regulations, taxes and mandates. My Republican colleagues and I are working hard to get bureaucrats out of the way of entrepreneurs. Private sector jobs are the key to California’s economic recovery.
Assemblyman Martin Garrick serves the communities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista, and portions of San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside as the Assemblyman for the 74th District.