WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement marking Tax Day:

“With almost 13 million Americans looking for jobs and unemployment lingering above 8 percent for more than 37 months, the last thing hard-working families and job creators in Missouri and nationwide need is the threat of higher taxes and greater economic uncertainty.

“If we're going to get our economy back on track, leaders on both sides of the aisle must work together to rein in spending and put people back to work. That means passing common-sense, comprehensive tax reforms that encourage job creators to make investments, grow their businesses, and hire more people."

Please CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Web Video

According to a recent survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, uncertainty and gas prices are the top concerns for small businesses, with more than half reporting that they were not hiring because they “weren’t confident in the recovery,” and one-third stating that they weren’t hiring due to the “uncertainty driven by Washington.” Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of small businesses reported that gas prices were their top concern.

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