A Missouri Congressman who chairs the House Small Business Committee expresses frustration with the president.
Northwest Missouri Congressman Sam Graves, a Republican, accuses President Obama, a Democrat, of creating an environment of uncertainty which is keeping small businesses from expanding. Graves says the president made statements after Republican victories in November about moving toward the center, but…
“Well, you know, this president has been frustrating, because he indicates he wants to do things but he never does them,” Graves tells the Missourinet. “I like to say that he keeps turning his right-hand turn signal on, but he keeps turning to the left.”
Graves says President Obama’s handling of the budget emphasizes his point.
“For instance, he wants to talk about reducing the deficit, yet he has a $1.5 trillion deficit in his budget proposal that he has right now,” Graves says. “That makes it very frustrating from the standpoint of he says one thing but he just does something totally different.”
Graves has spoken with state lawmakers and mid-Missouri business owners during a visit to the state Capitol. Graves became chairman of the House Small Business Committee after Republicans won back the United States House in November. He says that business owners are poised to expand, but want the federal government to provide more certainty in taxes, regulations and energy costs before they move ahead.