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A MESSAGE FROM THE HONORABLE VICKI TRUITT
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 2009

SMARTER, LIMITED GOVERNMENT APPROACH TO JOB CREATION
IS WHAT WE NEED

Dear Friends:

Against the backdrop of the White House Jobs Summit being held today, I believe that a smarter, limited government approach to job creation that is a proven alternative to federal "stimulus" spending and intervention in the private sector economy.

Although Texas remains better off economically than the rest of the nation, the most recent unemployment figures illustrate the imperative for a targeted and responsible state-level plan to grow the economy and create jobs. 

We know that the federal stimulus package has failed: the national unemployment rate now stands above 10 percent and each job purportedly 'saved or created' has cost taxpayers $250,000.  If President Obama wants ideas on how to get the economy back on a sound footing, he should look to Texas.

Texas' unemployment rate of 8.3 percent is too high, but remains lower than the national rate of 10.2 percent and the 12.5 percent rate in California. 

Texas remains relatively strong in large part because taxes are comparatively low, lawsuit reform has been a success, sensible state spending has allowed the state to put a sizable deposit in the Rainy Day Fund, and the Texas Legislature has embraced policies that promote business - not government.  I'm proud to be a part of that!

Over the next year, I will continue to build support for policies that are proven to work: cutting taxes and letting the free market work.  The Obama way is the wrong way.

So far, Texas has weathered the current economic crisis relatively well thanks to sound tax policies and targeted job growth programs put in place over the last six years.  Even though the next session of the Legislature is more than a year away, it's not too soon to engage in a vigorous debate about state fiscal and economic policy. 

Washington must hear that there is a better way to create jobs: the Texas way.

We know tax cuts and workforce development programs work. 

My job is to make sure that before the next session begins we develop a plan to help Texas remain the economic leader nationally.

Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to serve you in the Texas House!

Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season.  Thank you for the privilege of serving you in the Texas House. 

Sincerely yours,

Vicki Truitt
State Representative
District 98

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