United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer has unveiled a five-point jobs plan ranging from tax reform to making health care more affordable for small businesses.
Fischer, a Republican state senator from Valentine, has been traveling the state, visiting small business owners. She said during a stop at Sign Pro in Lincoln that the number one complaint from business owners is federal government interference.
Under her plan, Fischer advocates federal tax reform, expansion of free trade, reduction of federal regulations, lower energy costs and more affordable health care for employees.
Fischer said that one owner told her his one thousand dollar a month energy bill has kept him from adding to his 17-employee staff.
“They can’t hire any new employees, because they’re worried about those energy costs going up. They’re not hiring any new employees, because they’re worried about the uncertainty that they face with health insurance, the cost of health insurance and what they can offer to those people,” according to Fisher. “But when you aren’t going to expand your job force in a small business, you aren’t going to see any growth in the economy.”