Job Creation: Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer
Today, our state’s unemployment rate stands at a sky-high 12.3 percent, and there are more than 2.2 million Californians out of work. There’s no doubt our state is facing a crisis of joblessness.
Our leaders in the U.S. Senate have the opportunity to fight back. But instead of championing policies that support job creators that will help put Americans back to work, Barbara Boxer has throughout her 28 years in Washington forced through job-killing bills that raise our taxes and make it harder for companies to hire workers.
Carly Fiorina, on the other hand, knows firsthand what it takes to create jobs. She knows that the best way to spur job creation is to get government out of the way so that small businesses – which create two-thirds of our nation’s new jobs – have the freedom and the ability to hire.
Take a look at who’s fighting for you:
|Carly Fiorina||Barbara Boxer|
|Carly is opposed to tax increases on hard-working Americans, which will only further slow down economic recovery and expand government even more.||Boxer has voted for more than $1 trillion in higher taxes over her career in Washington. Some of the higher taxes she’s supported include the gas tax, the income tax and the death tax. And, she’s opposed expanding tax credits for adoption and children.|
|Carly has called for a two-year payroll tax holiday to give small businesses and start-ups an incentive to hire unemployed workers.||Boxer has repeatedly supported higher taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs, inhibiting them from growing and succeeding.|
|Carly believes government can best support economic growth by getting out of the way of small businesses and entrepreneurs that are trying to grow and hire.||Boxer voted for an $862 billion big-government stimulus plan that cost taxpayers money; but since its passage, California has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs.|
|Carly has proposed creating “Jobs for Americans” Zones that will help lure manufacturing jobs back to America through targeted, substantial federal tax benefits.||Boxer has supported increasing regulations on American companies, making it harder for them to do business in the United States and driving jobs overseas.|
|Carly opposes the largest tax increase in American history scheduled to go into effect January 2011. This tax increase will cost the average middle-income family in California more than $1,600 every year.||Boxer supports this tax increase and has made no proposal as a U.S. senator to ensure it does not go into effect.|