Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said Republican congressional candidate Randy Altschuler's 10 point plan for boosting Suffolk County's economy tied right into a planned to promote new business at Enterprise Park at Calverton.
"What it comes down to is that goverment doesn't create jobs -- individuals and businesses do," Walter said after a press conference organized by Altschuler on Monday to outline the plan. "The way to create jobs is to move goverment out of the way. Government hinders job creation with unnecessary regulations."
Altschuler is challenging incumbent Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop for his seat.
At the event, Altschuler , described a 10 point plan that he says will help small businesses - and that will help preserve the agricultural industry, and help promote efforts of farmers and fishermen, on the East End.
The plan, Altschuler said, focuses on maximizing Suffolk County’s potential and investing in its future. “We need to utilize our vast resources – a highly educated workforce, tremendous natural assets, world-class research institutions, and capable high-tech companies – to once again make Suffolk County an engine for economic growth and the economic crown jewel of New York State,” he said.
Taking verbal jabs at Bishop, Altschuler said his opponent had a "failed record" in the area of economy and jobs.
Altschuler, who won a 2010 primary against candidates George Demos and Christopher Nixon Cox, lost the last congressional race by a very narrow margin to Bishop. His opponents challenged Altschuler for his alleged outsourcing of jobs to India.
The plan Altschuler has put on the table revolves around four principles, including that the private sector creates jobs, not government; laws shold facilitate job creation; Congress should not invest funds in "pet" projects; and all Americans should be free to pursue dreams "without having to beg for government permission."
The plan outlines ways to provide tax relief and incentives for new businesses.
Walter said the plan was in line with draft legislation created by New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle for that would streamline the process, potentially granting initial approvals in 90 days, for businesses hoping to locate at the site.