(WASHINGTON) — Markwayne Mullin, a Congressional candidate, gives the Weekly Republican Address and mentions the red tape affecting his plumbing business. Mullin, who is running to represent the Second Congressional District in eastern Oklahoma, approved the House-passed REINS Act as one way to curb excessive regulations and free up small businesses to help grow the economy and bring jobs home.
“Right now, I spend more than 40 cents of every dollar [my] company takes in on complying with regulations,” Mullin says.
“Roll out all that red tape, and is it any wonder jobs are overseas and so many job-seekers have stopped looking for work? If we’re serious about keeping jobs here and bringing jobs home, we need to stop burdening small businesses with excessive and unnecessary regulations.”
Mullin also believed in the REINS Act that passed in the House, but he says this bill and “[other] jobs bills have died in the Democratic-led Senate. Democratic leaders won’t act, and President Obama hasn’t pressed them to, because they support piling on regulations that make it harder to hire, work and do business in the U.S.”
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