(DALLAS, TX) – The president of Job Creators Network today said President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address left job creators concerned the White House is not focused on creating jobs.
“In his annual address, the president never mentioned the pro-growth policies America needs to help encourage job creation,” Job Creators Network president Alfredo Ortiz said. “Key reforms are needed in taxes, regulations, energy and more and it is readily apparent business will see no relief on any front.”
In his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to raise the minimum wage for federal government contractors and to push immigration reforms. He also told Congress he planned to work around it completely: “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do,” he promised, in what he said will be “a year of action.”
“President Obama again called for corporate tax reform; it’s something job creators have been requesting for years,” Ortiz said. “The problem is that the president’s plan is in reality a tax hike on business, and that’s not the kind of “action” job creators need this year.”