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McCarthy: Imagine America's Potential - Without Washington In The Way

Mar 16, 2011
Press Release

Washington D.C. – At the GOP Forum on Job Creation, Congressman Kevin McCarthy discussed America's potential to grow our economy and begin to create private sector jobs, with Washington out of its way.

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"Imagine just how prosperous Americans can be if the burden of debt was gone, the shackles of regulation were undone and we could actually rise to the potential that country has and should be. That's what the challenge of today is about."

TRANSCRIPT:

My journey is a little different. My journey is coming out of high school, not getting a scholarship and your parents not having the money to send you to college. So you had to become an entrepreneur to make your way there. With banks not having the capital to be able to lend, I was fortunate enough to win the lottery on its second day, but its five thousand bucks, I put that into the stock market. I took a risk, but then I went out a created a small business. Lo and behold I found that regulations held me back. But when I became that entrepreneur – I didn't take a job, I created jobs. And that's where jobs get created. At the end of two years I had enough money to pay my way through college, able to take the risk is what everybody is talking about. If you want to look for job creation, we need to have a country that thinks about creating jobs, not government. When you think from one perspective, I happen to come from California, so the one thing I only hear about is how other states are taking jobs from California because they're making it more attractive. We have to think as a nation that we compete with other countries, and that's the mindset that we have to come to – that we are one country, but we're a country that is competing everywhere else. And why do we create these disadvantages? You want to know what would unite this country? That as a whole we unite every time we have an Olympics, and we never care if that person is a Republican or a Democrat or with the Green Party. We just want America to do the best [audience applause]. But what I would say as we listen here today, that's what we're going about. How do we knock down these obstacles? And if you could imagine for just one moment – Imagine just how prosperous Americans can be if the burden of debt was gone, the shackles of regulation were undone and we could actually rise to the potential that country has and should be. That's what the challenge of today is about.

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