Cemen Tech proves model small business for Bachmann campaign bus tour

Sources: Bachmann for President Campaign, Woodbury, Minn.; CP staff

Flanked by stationary and truck-mounted Mobile Concrete Dispensers in the Cemen Tech Inc. volumetric and continuous mixer assembly area, 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann told management and staff, “It’s not government that creates lasting jobs, it’s small businesses, like [yours], that are the job creation engine of America. We have to do everything we can to strengthen small business.”

Indianola, Iowa-based Cemen Tech hosted the campaign’s first stop on a mid-July bus tour of the presidential primary battleground. The visit followed release of employment figures indicating June’s 9.2 percent jobless rate. “The reason small businesses can’t create jobs or won’t put capital they are accumulating into creating jobs is because they are scared to invest in new jobs because of economic uncertainty,” said Congresswoman Bachmann (R-MN). “They are staring down an increase in taxes as part of a compromise to raise the debt ceiling, an increasingly difficult government regulatory environment and Obamacare, where they will end up paying large fines and still not be able to provide health care for their employees.”

After touring the Cemen Tech operation, she outlined her solutions to turn the economy around and spur job creation: “I will work to reduce the corporate tax rate, decrease overregulation and repeal Obamacare. Mark my words, I will vote ‘no’ on raising the debt ceiling because we need a fundamental restructuring of how we spend taxpayer dollars that put us on the path to balance.”