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Rep. Doc Hastings finds struggles of local business

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Rep. Doc Hastings is touring local businesses to find out their needs. Monday he visited Adventurer, a camping and trailer manufacturer in Yakima. One of the managers says he is struggling to find the best potential employees, and he thinks it is because there are not enough highly motivated people looking for work.

Hastings disagrees. "I think everybody would much rather be productive and working. Unfortunately the economy is stagnating, and we need to find out a way to incentivize the job creators so they can make their enterprises grow," Hastings said.

Hastings says he thinks the best way to give small businesses hope is to have certainty in the tax code. He says with a more solid tax program, small businesses like Adventurer will be more confident to hire.