Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Barbara Boxer - on the issues

Barbara Boxer
Carly Fiorina
Boxer’s top priority is creating jobs and turning the economy around, with a specific plan to;
Fiorina’s record on jobs.
Make California the hub of the clean energy economy
As CEO of Hewlett Packard, Fiorina laid off 28,000 workers and shipped those jobs overseas to China, India and Europe.
Support U.S. manufacturing and infrastructure
Called offshoring of U.S. jobs, “right shoring.”
End  tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas
While laying off tens of thousands of U.S. workers and shipping jobs overseas, Fiorina was paid $108 million.
Cut taxes for the middle class
Opposed last year’s economic recovery act that saved or created 150,000 California jobs, extended unemployment assistance.
Reform Wall Street by cracking down on financial speculation

August; 2010. :  Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate  and been signed by the President. 
It would preserves the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees across the country by extending programs in last year's stimulus law. It passed 61-39 Thursday, after months of blocking tactics by Republicans.
Opposed this year’s  Jobs for Teachers Act which saved 15,000 teacher jobs in California

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