Small Business Alliance Written Questionaire
State government candidates
1.Every state has many ways to attract new businesses. What will you do to help Arizona attract its share?
Government doesn't understand business. Those who actually address the economic issues we face talk of "creating jobs." There are a few who understand that entrepreneurs creat jobs. We need to creat the right environment and businesses and entrepreneurs will follow.
2.Improvements in the economy will bring enhanced tax revenues. As budget revenues increase, whatwill you do with the money?
I would like to see an elimination of out state income tax. That would be a good use of additional revenue after we pay off all state debt and stash a few billion in the rainy day fund.
3.Many Arizonans need to get back to work. How should government help?
Government should create the right environment with low taxes, limited regulations and modern infrastructure. Then business can flourish and jobs will return.
4.What should the Arizona Legislature do to encourage innovation in small businesses?
Innovation is a function of competition. Competition is a product of the free market system. The more government gets out out of the way the more business can innovate.
5.What laws or regulations impact small business the most? Explain why?
Depends on the type of business. To start-starting a business should be easy. Taxes are laws and they often make starting a business challenging. Environmental laws stifle out ability to compete at manufacturing. The question when considering each regulation is what business are we dissuading?
6.Proposition 100 is set to expire 2013. How do you recommend we transition into a post-Proposition100 world?
It should not be renewed. The rainy day fund now has $450 million and that should offset some of the pain in 2014. The economy will come around. If it does not come back to a certain point by 2015 than the state will need to "tighten the belt" once again.