WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Joe Walsh announced plans to hold a small business job forum next Thursday night, September 8, 2011 in his home District in Illinois. Walsh is chair of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and will be flying to Illinois after votes on Thursday night and returning to the Capitol before votes on Friday morning.
“I don’t see the point in being a prop for another of the President’s speeches asking for more failed stimulus spending and more subsidies for his pet projects. Instead, I will fly back to Illinois right after Thursday’s votes to talk to small businessmen and women, the real job creators, about creating real jobs.”
“Lowering taxes and freeing small businesses from burdensome red tape, not more stimulus packages and government regulations, are the keys to pulling America out of this recession. Small Businesses represent 99 percent of all employer firms and employ about half of all private sector employees. They are the ones that create jobs and generate economic growth.”
“It’s time to stop the same Washington D.C. ‘politics as usual’ that got us into this mess. The President needs to stop the speeches, get out of his office and away from all the White House academics, and start talking to real people out there. They’re the ones who are going to create the jobs, not White House paper-pushers and bureaucrats. As chairman of the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, I have made it my mission to help American small businesses create jobs and put America back to work.”
Details and the location of the forum will be released shortly.
UPDATE 9/7/11 from Walsh headquarters when asked for an update about the details:
It will most likely be at around 7:00 in Schamburg. As you know, the Congressman has had 13 town halls during the recess that were open to the public. This is not really a town hall. It is a small business owner forum. So we are only asking for small business to attend.