June 24, 2010

Roy Blunt ‘Jobs for Missouri’s Future’ Campaign Tour Stops in Memphis

MEMPHIS - U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt has kept a laser focus on the most important issue facing Missourians, jobs. Today he visited five communities across northeast Missouri to hear directly from Main Street. Blunt visited with Missouri workers and employers about ways to encourage and incentivize small businesses to grow, expand, retain employees and hire new workers.

“Working families are struggling in this terrible economy and Missourians have a right to be angry,” Blunt said. “We must start producing jobs right now and help our small business men and women and all employers create solid, family-supporting jobs for the future. It is not a secret how to create jobs. Let the people keep more of the money they have worked hard to earn and jobs will grow. The Washington liberals need to set aside their extreme agenda and get out of the way so our people can get back to work.”

Roy Blunt is visiting five communities in Missouri including Edina, Canton, Kahoka, Memphis and Queen City.

Roy Blunt has a real plan to create jobs and economic growth that includes letting Missouri workers keep more of what they earn, economic incentives for small businesses and a government that gets out of the way so that businesses of all sizes can create self-sustaining and stable private sector jobs.

“From day one our high energy grassroots campaign has been about the people of Missouri, the issues they are facing and the solutions that together we can bring to Washington,” Blunt said. “Missourians are tired of the so-called ‘stimulus’ bills which promise jobs that never come. Missourians want jobs now and they want the government to get out of the way so small business men and women can create good-paying, sustainable, private sector jobs.”

Over the last year, Blunt has held nearly 500 events, visited over 100 of the state’s counties and traveled tens of thousands of grassroots miles in his Senate campaign, to listen to Missourians, let them know where he stands, and discuss solutions.

A fifth-generation Missourian, Blunt was born in a doctor’s office and grew up working on dairy farms. He attended public schools in Southwest Missouri, becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college. Roy chose classroom teaching as his career, starting with a job teaching high school history. He served 12 years as Greene County Clerk and Chief Election Official and was elected twice as Missouri Secretary of State.

After serving as Missouri’s Secretary of State, Roy returned to education, serving four years as president of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Missourians in the 7th Congressional District have chosen him to represent them in the U.S. House.

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