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Speaker Boehner to Host 13 Private-Sector Job Creators in House Gallery for Obama’s Address
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Posted on 09/08/2011 8:03:17 AM PDT by sunmars

Speaker Boehner to Host Private-Sector Job Creators in House Gallery for President Obama’s Address Speaker’s Guests Include More than a Dozen Job Creators Who Have Run Into Government Barriers in Their Efforts to Create New American Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 8) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced he will host more than a dozen private-sector job creators in the House gallery during President Obama’s address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight. Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) recruited these job creators as part of Republicans’ effort to reach out to American employers being hampered by excessive regulations from Washington, along with House GOP Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Following is a brief look at each of the Speaker’s guests:

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Obamas face is gonna be a picture. Looks like a jury put in front of him, its gonna be priceless.
1 posted on 09/08/2011 8:03:20 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Thirteen angry men.


2 posted on 09/08/2011 8:05:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: sunmars

Sometimes I actually start to think that the top-level Republicans are not totally clueless.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 8:06:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: sunmars

Whoever thought up this idea should begiven a raise, and told to do this more often.

Good staff work for the speaker.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 8:08:51 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: sunmars
I'm beginning to develop a strange new respect for John Boehner.

This is a brilliant chop-busting move.

5 posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:17 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: sunmars

Outstanding idea!


6 posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:32 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: sunmars

I certainly hope that the MSM is capable of getting interviews with these guests once the ‘speech’ is over.


7 posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:47 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: RexBeach

Its kinda like, here Mr Obama, here is who you are screwing over, talk to them.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 8:09:58 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Brilliant! Hopefully Gibson guitars is represented.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 8:15:42 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: sunmars

I still don’t think I can watch Zero giving his ‘speech’ but I will look forward to reading how he responds to facing a jury of private citizens he has screwed, while announcing the new ways he plans to screw them.

I still say at the first insult, finger face-scratch, pointed sneer, the Republicans should walk out.

Of course they won’t.

Not giving a rebuttal is priceless as well. Another good idea. A plus is that it is giving Pelosi fits, for some stupid reason. It doesn’t seem that a decision made by Republicans, for Republicans, should be any of her business but I guess for the queen, everything that happens in either house is her business.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 8:16:16 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: sunmars

Yes, really smoothe. Let Obama look the job creators in the face and he stands up and spews his lies. And the bad luck #13 is priceless, lol Too bad they couldn’t have filled the whole gallery with them.

Nine will get you ten the MSM tries their best to ignore them, but the conservative citizens journalists are not going to let that happen.

Good going, Mr. Speaker!


11 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:01 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: sunmars
Each of these employers will now become (or already are) targets for the thugocracy run by Obama. They will be audited, inspected and generally harassed and their associates and families will be made to see the cost of opposing Maximum Leader IMO.
12 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:01 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: sunmars

I like this and I may blow off the sack lunch and head to White Castles today.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:01 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

They’re in there ... should’ve read the whole press release before posting. Ooops.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:26 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: sunmars

One wonders if the MSM will just sweep it under the rug, and not report it. I’m still preplexed at how a obviously liberal media was choosen to host last night’s debate at the Reagan Library. Brian Williams did not ask a single question about the recent US credit downgrade, or how to best reach the 4 Trillion in cuts necessary to regain our AAA rating. It seems like the media is spoon feeding the public gotcha soundbites, rather than real issues that need to be debated.


15 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:56 AM PDT by swamprebel ( proud SOB!)
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To: SMARTY

Hopefully the republicans will take them in to the microphones after the speech...


16 posted on 09/08/2011 8:18:00 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Following is a brief look at each of the Speaker’s guests:

Spencer Weitman is the President of National Cement, which recently suspended construction of a new $350 million cement kiln in Ragland, AL due to regulatory obstacles. The construction project would have created more than 1,500 construction jobs and 20 new full-time operational positions, but was determined too costly and unpredictable because of proposed changes to EPA Clean Air Act regulations. The obstacles encountered by National Cement are on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) August 29 memo outlining the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.

Rock Katschnig is a corn and soybean farmer of 32 years from Prophetstown, IL. Hurt by a stream of harmful federal regulations, Katschnig appealed to President Obama at an Atkinson, IL town hall last month, pleading, “Please don’t challenge us with more rules and regulations from Washington D.C. that hinder us.” The president replied, “Don’t always believe what you hear.” Despite President Obama’s statement, one proposed regulation on “particulate matter” (dust) would devastate Katschnig’s industry and destroy many farming jobs. The obstacles encountered by Mr. Katschnig are on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) August 29 memo outlining the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.

Eric Treiber is the CEO of Chicago White Metal Casting, a third-generation family-owned die casting company employing 250 workers in suburban Chicago. Jobs at White Metal Casting are being threatened by increased costs associated with excessive federal regulations, in particular Clean Air Act and utility MACT regulations. White Metal Casting has also been forced to dedicate multiple employees to the task of complying with existing federal regulations.

Lisa Ingram is the COO of White Castle, a 90-year old family-run company that serves signature “slider” hamburgers. Excessive federal regulations – current and proposed – have put a strain on White Castle, contributing to a plant closure in New Jersey and slowing the company’s ability to create new jobs. The new health care law, for example, has not only jeopardized White Castle’s ability to provide health benefits to its employees, but one provision alone could increase costs so dramatically that it would destroy hundreds of jobs.

Jim Plante is CEO of Pathway Genomics, a 100-person San Diego-based biotech startup that developed a genetic testing product for consumers. Last year, Pathway partnered with a major drugstore chain to help market their product – a move that would have enabled Pathway to hire 100 additional workers. Despite being in compliance with all available FDA regulations, the FDA attacked Pathway in the media following the announcement of the partnership. The drugstore chain consequently backed out, and Pathway was unable to create those 100 new high-paying jobs.

Ignacio Urrabazo is president of Commerce Bank of Laredo, Texas, a small community bank with $450 million in assets. Urrabazo would like to lend more money to local businesses to help create more jobs in Laredo, a border community with an unemployment rate nearly 10 percent higher than the state of Texas as a whole. Unfortunately, current FDIC regulations have kept him from lending to qualified businesses. Urrabazo believes excessive federal regulations will soon put community banks out of business.

John “Jack” Earle is the Managing Partner of Earle Enterprises LP and is a multi-unit franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Mr. Earle also serves as the Chairman of the International Franchise Association. Excessive regulations imposed by the health care law and Dodd-Frank, the ongoing threat of tax hikes, and regulatory overreach by agencies like NLRB, have hamstrung Earle and other franchisers with uncertainty and stifled their ability to create new jobs.

Glenn Rieger is a General Partner at NewSpring Capital, a private equity fund in suburban Philadelphia that provides capital for growth and expansion-stage businesses. A lead investor in more than 50 mid-Atlantic businesses of all sizes, NewSpring’s ability to support job creators is being hampered by excessive regulations from Sarbanes-Oxley, which is costing them millions of dollars annually.

Safi Bahcall is the CEO of Synta, a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating new drugs for treating cancer. Hampered by an increasingly uncompetitive American business environment, Bahcall is advocating for the research and development tax credit to be made permanent. More favorable tax incentives in France and Canada have encouraged Synta to out-source work to Canada and the company is currently weighing the potential of moving American jobs to France.

Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is the CEO of KIT Digital, a 1,200-employee publicly traded video technology company. KIT faces considerable costs as a result of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance regulations. A first generation American with Colombian heritage and fluent in Spanish, Isaza Tuzman was a U.S. special trade representative in Colombia and Mexico under the Clinton and Bush administrations, and is a strong proponent of passing the U.S. -Colombian Free Trade Agreement that the president has yet to submit to Congress.

Chris George is the CEO of CMG Finance, a mortgage company in the San Francisco Bay area employing 370 people. Hurt by increased health care costs and higher taxes from the new health care law, CMG Finance says the uncertain business environment created by the Obama Administration is preventing them from hiring an additional 15 to 20 workers.

Henry Juszkiewicz is CEO of the Gibson Guitar Company. Armed federal agents have twice raided Gibson Guitar’s facilities. Why? Unelected Washington bureaucrats won’t say. No charges have been filed and federal regulators have not explained to the company what may have been done wrong or how to rectify the situation.

Gordon Logan is CEO of Sport Clips, a hair salon chain with over 800 stores. If not for the environment of uncertainty created by Washington, Logan estimates he would have opened 50-100 new stores over the past three years. Instead of hiring new workers, Sports Clips franchise owners are struggling with the new health care law’s burdensome costs and mandates, and considering canceling existing health coverage for current employees. Logan also struggles with access to capital, complicated by government-created uncertainty.

The Speaker’s guests are all employers who have run into unnecessary Washington-made barriers as they’ve tried to create jobs – barriers that will be addressed by legislation scheduled for action in the House this fall as part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. Learn more at Jobs.GOP.Gov.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 8:18:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: sunmars
...and they should be given microphones and, in the spirit of MST3K, let them provide running commentary while Obama recites bad Keynesian dialogue.
18 posted on 09/08/2011 8:18:59 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: BillyBonebrake

The CEO will be there. He was invited by Marsha Blackburn.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 8:19:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

will they all be wearing “YOU LIE!” t-shirts?


20 posted on 09/08/2011 8:28:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Madame Dufarge
I'm beginning to develop a strange new respect for John Boehner.

Me too. He knows the republicans are being set up. obama's speech is going to be all about jobs for the unions. Glad he's countering with private sector people.

21 posted on 09/08/2011 8:30:34 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: SusaninOhio
A plus is that it is giving Pelosi fits, for some stupid reason

Pelosi is having fits because no rebuttal means there won't be a possibility of the Dims getting any sound bites from the Reps to use against them.

Obummer can scratch his face all he wants with his middle finger. Boehner's gambit is a finger poke to Zero's eye in full view of whatever sliver of the American public that can still stand to listen to Hussien;s empty words and accusations.

22 posted on 09/08/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by woofer
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To: sunmars

Boehner’s been doing real well lately.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: sunmars

Wow. What a play by Boehner. I’m impressed.

By reading the history on each of these guests, it’s obvious they are not a happy bunch - understandably.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 8:35:05 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: sunmars

And one of them will be the CEO of Gibson Guitars in Tennessee! Woooo..Hoooooooo....

Good move, Mr. Boehner!


25 posted on 09/08/2011 8:36:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: COUNTrecount
Gordon Logan is CEO of Sport Clips, a hair salon chain with over 800 stores. If not for the environment of uncertainty created by Washington, Logan estimates he would have opened 50-100 new stores over the past three years. Instead of hiring new workers, Sports Clips franchise owners are struggling with the new health care law’s burdensome costs and mandates, and considering canceling existing health coverage for current employees. Logan also struggles with access to capital, complicated by government-created uncertainty.

I knew there was a reason I get my hair cut at Sport Clips beside ESPN on the TVs.

}:-)4

26 posted on 09/08/2011 8:38:20 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Moose4

Holy cow, FBI raiding Solyndra, have served search warrants, this is going to get nasty for Obama quick.


27 posted on 09/08/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

For later.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 8:51:40 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Moose4

yup, I know where my boys will getting their cuts now.

Impressive list....well done Mr. Speaker.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 8:56:46 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: sunmars

Boehner is doing this *DURING* Obama’s speech?Wow I am proud!


30 posted on 09/08/2011 9:13:08 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: sunmars

FBI raiding Solyndra, have served search warrants, this is going to get nasty for Obama quick
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Don’t bet on it. They were probably sent there to shred evidence that could make it get nasty for Obongo. Maybe break some knees, that sort of thing, it’s the Chicago way, Holder and Obongo’s way.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 9:13:11 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didnÂ’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: sunmars

So what is his point of doing that? To get their reaction on TV afterward or hearings on TV?


32 posted on 09/08/2011 9:14:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: jersey117


33 posted on 09/08/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: sunmars; AmusedBystander; ari-freedom; arrdon; az_gila; balls; bigbob; BillyBonebrake; ...
Good idea!

I would also like ALL Republicans to show some form of protest to this marxist thug, like shouting 'you lie' or holding some sign on your lap, or wearing boots like Rick Perry's...


34 posted on 09/08/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: mojitojoe

Exactly. Holder is shredding the evidence that shows the American people paid for a bunch of Obama’s fat cat friends to get six figure plus checks under the guise of stimulus.

Besides there was an article yesterday that said some green company (was it this one?)was getting a bid to put solar panels on military housing.Peter was paying Peter again.


35 posted on 09/08/2011 9:20:18 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Niiice!


36 posted on 09/08/2011 9:23:15 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Those are brilliant.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 9:26:45 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: sunmars

QUICK! Someone invite Boeing.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 9:28:19 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Winstons Julia

39 posted on 09/08/2011 9:31:06 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Future Useless Eater

lol, I love those boots. One of my brothers has a pair hand made by Lucchesse down at Bishop, TX. I think Perry’s may be a more expensive pair made by Nacona, but not sure.

I’ve always wanted a pair of the ladies black lace ups with a medium heel with the ‘Come and Take It’ emblem on it. I have a pair with a yellow rose on it, but they’re a little fru fru to wear when you’re roping.


40 posted on 09/08/2011 9:31:20 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I heard that top guy is all hat, no cattle.


41 posted on 09/08/2011 9:32:27 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: sunmars

Having seen the story here ... but apparently, the Republicans (two groups) have pre-released THEIR jobs plan on paper?


42 posted on 09/08/2011 9:34:58 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

You’re right, but disrupting the ‘President’s’ speech is not a good idea.

It is HIS time. And since Liberals need NO encouragement in breaking rules or behaving badly, we don’t need to start that kind of thing. THEY are the ones who do NOT know how to conduct themselves lately, NOT Conservatives.

As it is ... if WE forget something, we’re liars; if WE misspeak or mispell, we’re idiots; if WE deliver cold hard logic, we’re Nazis....etc., so, no need to voluntarily give up the moral high ground! Just my opinion.


43 posted on 09/08/2011 9:35:05 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Sickening that Obama thought putting that on would win TX voters.


44 posted on 09/08/2011 9:36:18 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It’s reminiscent of the Dukakis in the tank in that helmet moment, isn’t it?


45 posted on 09/08/2011 9:38:00 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

"Cripes... and I though 'Manos: The Hands of Fate' was bad..."

46 posted on 09/08/2011 9:38:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: sunmars

Following is a brief look at each of the Speaker’s guests:

Spencer Weitman is the President of National Cement, which recently suspended construction of a new $350 million cement kiln in Ragland, AL due to regulatory obstacles.

The construction project would have created more than 1,500 construction jobs and 20 new full-time operational positions, but was determined too costly and unpredictable because of proposed changes to EPA Clean Air Act regulations.

The obstacles encountered by National Cement are on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) August 29 memo outlining the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.

Rock Katschnig is a corn and soybean farmer of 32 years from Prophetstown, IL.

Hurt by a stream of harmful federal regulations, Katschnig appealed to President Obama at an Atkinson, IL town hall last month, pleading, “Please don’t challenge us with more rules and regulations from Washington D.C. that hinder us.” The president replied, “Don’t always believe what you hear.”

Despite President Obama’s statement, one proposed regulation on “particulate matter” (dust) would devastate Katschnig’s industry and destroy many farming jobs.

The obstacles encountered by Mr. Katschnig are on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) August 29 memo outlining the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.

Eric Treiber is the CEO of Chicago White Metal Casting, a third-generation family-owned die casting company employing 250 workers in suburban Chicago. Jobs at White Metal Casting are being threatened by increased costs associated with excessive federal regulations, in particular Clean Air Act and utility MACT regulations. White Metal Casting has also been forced to dedicate multiple employees to the task of complying with existing federal regulations.

Lisa Ingram is the COO of White Castle, a 90-year old family-run company that serves signature “slider” hamburgers. Excessive federal regulations – current and proposed – have put a strain on White Castle, contributing to a plant closure in New Jersey and slowing the company’s ability to create new jobs. The new health care law, for example, has not only jeopardized White Castle’s ability to provide health benefits to its employees, but one provision alone could increase costs so dramatically that it would destroy hundreds of jobs.

Jim Plante is CEO of Pathway Genomics, a 100-person San Diego-based biotech startup that developed a genetic testing product for consumers. Last year, Pathway partnered with a major drugstore chain to help market their product – a move that would have enabled Pathway to hire 100 additional workers. Despite being in compliance with all available FDA regulations, the FDA attacked Pathway in the media following the announcement of the partnership. The drugstore chain consequently backed out, and Pathway was unable to create those 100 new high-paying jobs.

Ignacio Urrabazo is president of Commerce Bank of Laredo, Texas, a small community bank with $450 million in assets. Urrabazo would like to lend more money to local businesses to help create more jobs in Laredo, a border community with an unemployment rate nearly 10 percent higher than the state of Texas as a whole. Unfortunately, current FDIC regulations have kept him from lending to qualified businesses. Urrabazo believes excessive federal regulations will soon put community banks out of business.

John “Jack” Earle is the Managing Partner of Earle Enterprises LP and is a multi-unit franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Mr. Earle also serves as the Chairman of the International Franchise Association. Excessive regulations imposed by the health care law and Dodd-Frank, the ongoing threat of tax hikes, and regulatory overreach by agencies like NLRB, have hamstrung Earle and other franchisers with uncertainty and stifled their ability to create new jobs.

Glenn Rieger is a General Partner at NewSpring Capital, a private equity fund in suburban Philadelphia that provides capital for growth and expansion-stage businesses. A lead investor in more than 50 mid-Atlantic businesses of all sizes, NewSpring’s ability to support job creators is being hampered by excessive regulations from Sarbanes-Oxley, which is costing them millions of dollars annually.

Safi Bahcall is the CEO of Synta, a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating new drugs for treating cancer. Hampered by an increasingly uncompetitive American business environment, Bahcall is advocating for the research and development tax credit to be made permanent. More favorable tax incentives in France and Canada have encouraged Synta to out-source work to Canada and the company is currently weighing the potential of moving American jobs to France.

Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is the CEO of KIT Digital, a 1,200-employee publicly traded video technology company. KIT faces considerable costs as a result of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance regulations. A first generation American with Colombian heritage and fluent in Spanish, Isaza Tuzman was a U.S. special trade representative in Colombia and Mexico under the Clinton and Bush administrations, and is a strong proponent of passing the U.S. -Colombian Free Trade Agreement that the president has yet to submit to Congress.

Chris George is the CEO of CMG Finance, a mortgage company in the San Francisco Bay area employing 370 people. Hurt by increased health care costs and higher taxes from the new health care law, CMG Finance says the uncertain business environment created by the Obama Administration is preventing them from hiring an additional 15 to 20 workers.

Henry Juszkiewicz is CEO of the Gibson Guitar Company. Armed federal agents have twice raided Gibson Guitar’s facilities. Why? Unelected Washington bureaucrats won’t say. No charges have been filed and federal regulators have not explained to the company what may have been done wrong or how to rectify the situation.

Gordon Logan is CEO of Sport Clips, a hair salon chain with over 800 stores. If not for the environment of uncertainty created by Washington, Logan estimates he would have opened 50-100 new stores over the past three years. Instead of hiring new workers, Sports Clips franchise owners are struggling with the new health care law’s burdensome costs and mandates, and considering canceling existing health coverage for current employees. Logan also struggles with access to capital, complicated by government-created uncertainty.

The Speaker’s guests are all employers who have run into unnecessary Washington-made barriers as they’ve tried to create jobs – barriers that will be addressed by legislation scheduled for action in the House this fall as part of the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators


47 posted on 09/08/2011 9:42:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats have been OUTFORCING America's jobs for 40 years)
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To: sunmars
Could you Republicans please shift your seating around to let the group of 13 job creators have front-row, in-your-face-obama seating?

Like these supremes had?


48 posted on 09/08/2011 9:46:53 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Someone else invited the Gibson CEO.


49 posted on 09/08/2011 9:51:45 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Truth29
Well then the joke is on Obama because being job creators, they probably are having all of that done to them already.
50 posted on 09/08/2011 9:59:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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