Prosperity provides the means by which individuals and families can maintain their independence from government, raise their children, instill values, practice their faith, and build communities of self-reliant neighbors. It is also the means by which the United States is able to assert global leadership. The vigor of our economy makes possible our military strength and is critical to our national security. The ability to pursue one’s own path is dependent on having the economic means to do so. The dignity of work gives control over one’s own life and hope. Despite recent claims by leading national politicians,
owners and entrepreneurs do build businesses,
private enterprise creates jobs,
construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will create real jobs.