Georgia’s junior senator had some pointed comments for advocates of greater government involvement in the workplace and in the nation’s economy today at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ hearing on the minimum wage and other economic opportunity and security issues.
Said Sen. Isakson:
We should be honest about what government can and cannot do. The economic prosperity we all crave flows from the entrepreneurial inspiration of the American people, not from their representatives in Washington. Mandates, protectionism, isolationism, high taxes are all bad for America and bad for Americans.
This debate is a classic contrast between two very different philosophies. Ours believes in the marketplace, the competitive system that has brought the United States of America so much prosperity. The other argument says government and Washington know better.”