Letter: Our business is to build community
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I attended Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s, R-Camas, round table for small business. I heard concerns and complaints from the crowd on problems with us businesses hiring more people. I heard Herrera Beutler say she went to Washington, D.C. for our kid’s future. I expressed my frustrations with her cohorts in Washington, D.C.
It seems our great nation is in a pickle — big debt, not enough jobs, and not enough people paying into our tax system. The problems are big. But as a nation we have all pulled together to solve big problems before.
So I challenge businesses, when conducting business, ask “Does this decision benefit my community, my country, and our kids’ future or do I just want a bigger boat?”
I challenge Herrera Beutler, when deciding how to vote on a bill and when the big boys in her party tell her how she should vote, stand tall, be brave, and tell them, “I vote for my community, what’s best for my country and the future of our children.”
I challenge the same to our community when purchasing. Try to buy American made knowing you are supporting the community.
Our country is still great and together we can make more jobs if we work to ensure what’s best for all Americans.