The Republican hoping to replace Congressman Dave Obey in the U.S. House is out with a jobs plan.
Former Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy says his plan focuses on two themes; removing uncertainty and restoring confidence. He says those will create a more competitive climate for businesses to expand and grow.
Duffy is running against Democratic state Senator Julie Lassa of Stevens Point. Duffy says he’s different than Lassa, because he doesn’t believe it’s the job of government to create jobs. He says the private sector, through investment, creates jobs.
Duffy’s proposal includes eliminating bailouts and not spending any more TARP money after October 3rd. He also supports extending the Bush-era tax cuts on all Americans, which are set to expire at the end of this year.
In addition to those proposals, Duffy’s plan for restarting growth includes creating a simpler, fairer tax, reducing the federal corporate tax rate, and easing regulatory burdens.