DesJarlais Statement on President Obama’s Visit to Chattanooga
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN-04) released the following statement after President Obama’s economic speech in Chattanooga, Tennessee:
“The president’s speech today clearly reflects he still does not grasp how jobs are created and an economy is rebuilt. His misguided approach of more government intervention might help create jobs in Washington, D.C., but not here in Tennessee.
“One example of this was the president’s call for reforming our corporate tax code, something I agree with. But where Republicans want to reform our tax code so businesses can keep more of their money to reinvest in the form of new jobs, the president stated he wants to send that money back to Washington to have his bureaucrat friends dole it out.
“Tennessee businesses are tired of the Washington knows best approach that has been embraced by this president. They are not asking anything of government except for government to get out of the way.”