There’s a lot of talk in Washington about creating jobs. But what does that mean? How do you “create” a job?
Businesses create jobs when they hire additional employees. If they’re small businesses that keep money in our communities, even better. That’s why I’m glad to hear that Congress introduced tax breaks for businesses that hire new workers – because when it costs less to bring on more employees, the jobless get hired faster and small businesses do better.
I was especially pleased, then, to learn that our own Representative, Carolyn Maloney voted for the HIRE Act. Plus, she wrote a section of the new Wall Street reform bill that reduces debit card transaction fees for small businesses and their customers.
Helping small businesses in our neighborhoods, instead of the big banks, seems to me like the right way to create jobs. Good work Congressmember Maloney.