Economic Security

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Jobs Growth

Marsha Blackburn believes that free markets are the best markets. She knows that the Federal Government cannot intervene in the market without fault. The surest path to American economic growth is through small, limited government that controls spending, promotes growth, and does not overburden its citizens with taxes.

Congressman Blackburn knows much of the current economic crisis is ultimately a result of the Government’s over intervention in the economy- forcing banks and homeowners into ill advised mortgages. That’s why she voted against the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus. Expanding the national debt and nationalizing a significant portion of the banking industry is unlikely to foster a healthy economy in the long term.

Marsha Blackburn works every day to foster the economic growth in Tennessee. Her work on behalf of everyone from the creative communities in Memphis and Nashville to farmers across the 7th District has resulted in significant steps forward for Tennesseans.

Taxes & Spending

Marsha Blackburn believes that Americans, not the government, are the best stewards of their money. Everyday she fights against the notion that Washington has a right of first refusal on your paycheck. Keeping taxes and spending low is the best route to American prosperity.

The taxes that are in place should be fair for all Americans. Congressman Blackburn made bringing tax fairness back to Tennessee her priority when she came to Washington in 2003, pledging to restore tax equity for states that do not have an income tax. She fought for and won reimplementation of sales tax deductibility for Tennesseans, a provision that has been restored every year since. As a result, taxpayers have the same right to deduct state taxes from their income taxes as those who pay a state income tax. Blackburn believes that basic tax fairness for Tennessee should be a permanent provision of the tax code, and remains dedicated to winning this critical legislative change.

Congressman Marsha Blackburn joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business to discuss her efforts to tackle out of control spending and get Washington's fiscal house in order. (August 13, 2015):

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