Leader Cantor Goes On Offense For Small Businesses & Job Growth On Fox News Sunday

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Leader Cantor Announces Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act: “There are two things that we’re going to be taking up within the next several weeks that I think all of us can agree on. One is a bill that we're calling the JOBS Act – Jumpstart Our Business Startups – which essentially is going to be a package of measures that have a lot of bipartisan support. These are things that the President and his jobs council advocated, including Steve Case the former AOL Chairman and Founder. What it does, is it speaks to small business growth. We have to afford access to more financing for small businesses and address the regulatory burden that small businesses are facing so we can see them start up again. Over the last three years, there has been a 23 percent decline in small business startups, which is indicative when you look at the job growth numbers. We know small business is the job growth engine in this country. This package represents the first opportunity for us post the payroll tax holiday extension to work together in a bipartisan manner and get something done.”

Leader Cantor Proposes 20% Small Business Tax Cut To Create Jobs: “We'll bring forward a bill that provides a tax cut for small businesses, again, knowing full well that small businesses create more than 60 percent of the jobs in this country. … We know that overwhelmingly the number of folks who are business people in this country file as individuals. We want to help the small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration – that’s 500 employees or less. Those entities will be allowed a 20 percent tax cut straight to the bottom line, and that's what we want to do is make it easier for them to start up.”

Leader Cantor Stands Up To Obama Administration's Assault On Religious Freedom: “This is a question of religious freedom. I don't think that Barack Obama and his Administration know more about the Catholic faith than the Catholic Church does. We’re going to do everything we can to restore the religious freedom of this country. For over 200 years it has been working, why all of the sudden do we need this?”

President Obama & Harry Reid Block Job Creation, Economic Growth & Deficit Reduction: “The fundamental nature of America is that we are an aspirational country, that everybody ought to have a fair shot. What’s not fair is that we are holding back the economy from growing because you have Barack Obama working with the Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid and others, who are just saying no every time we want to try and grow the economy and put in place measures that speak to the entrepreneurial nature of the country. Every time we want to get the fiscal house in order in Washington, they say no. Again, I think that a lot of these issues can be played out in the election, but there is a window of opportunity for us to work together right now.”

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