Discusses common sense ideas to grow jobs and compete with other states[SUBMITTED] Second District Congressman Tim Griffin, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, today stopped in Polk County as part of his commitment to visit all 75 counties–Every County Counts: My Plan to Grow Jobs Now and Help Arkansas Compete. Griffin visited with folks at the Polk County Fair. Griffin released the following statement:
“Every county in Arkansas counts, and I have common sense ideas to grow good-paying jobs for hardworking Arkansans, including the folks in Polk County. Arkansas must adopt policies and laws that will make the state a leader in job creation: We need bold tax reform to help us lower the tax burden on Arkansas families and job creators; a top-to-bottom review of each and every state agency and regulations; and, development of an alternative path of excellence that educates and trains highly skilled workers, starting as early as junior high and high school and continuing in a two-year college or technical school. Other states are working hard for the same jobs: we can and must do better!”
As a Member of Congress, Griffin has worked hard to stop President Obama’s misguided agenda, including: Obamacare, higher taxes, burdensome regulations and more spending. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he has advocated for lower taxes for Arkansans and all Americans and has consistently pushed for comprehensive reforms to fix the broken code. A former federal prosecutor and small business owner, Griffin is an NRA Life Member and has an “A” rating along with a 100% pro-life voting record and a 100% NFIB small business voting record. A fifth generation Arkansan who grew up in Magnolia, Griffin has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.