America is a country of risk-takers and entrepreneurs. As a small business owner myself, I know it's not easy to run a business by yourself-- especially when you have to spend excessive amounts of time and money to comply with regulatory requirements and high tax bills. Many regulations were implemented under the guise of protecting us from abuse by huge multinational corporations, but in reality they have only placed an undue burden on our small businesses. I believe not regulations should apply to small businesses. So instead of burdening small businesses, we should encourage their growth by reducing their tax burden and eliminating unnecessary regulations. This will free up time and money they can use to grow their businesses, hire new employees, and develop innovative products and services.

The so called job-creators have been enjoying some of the lowest tax rates in nearly a century. In fact, statistics indicate that the rich are getting richer and the middle-class are getting poorer. When President Reagan was faced with a smaller recession than the one we are facing now, he raised taxes on the top earners 11 times during the 8 years of his presidency. Majority of the Republicans, including my opponent Mimi Walters, have offered little to nothing to spur job growth beyond the same old canards. This must change. We must move forward on an effective and fair jobs bill such as the Budget for All bill.

My opponent, Walters, has done nothing for our district or our nation for that matter to help create more jobs; jobs that our communities, our state, and our country so badly need in this fragile stage of the Great Recession. Once again, she is not standing for WE the Peopleshe is standing for special interest Wall Street and Billionaire Class campaign contributors. See which industries are Walters' largest contributors here!

Walters’ Voting/Support Record:

  • NO on all jobs bills proposed
  • NOT standing up for WE the People

Varasteh’s Congressional Pledge:

  • Support effective and fair jobs bills such as Congressional Progressive Caucus' "Budget for All"
  • WE the People must maintain our crucial infrastructure for commerce
  • Reform subsidies and tax-breaks granted to large agricultural businesses
  • Reform regulations that choke small and medium agricultural businesses from starting and growing
  • Reform offshore tax havens laws
  • Standing up for WE the People
  • Not for sale