NEW REPORT: Blunt Took Over $2.5 Million From Companies That Outsourced Missouri Jobs

Senator Roy Blunt has taken more than $2.5 million in campaign contributions from companies that outsourced Missouri jobs. Blunt regularly calls himself a jobs champion — but the only jobs he’s helping create are ones in Mexico, China, and India.

According to a new report by American Bridge, Blunt received donations from companies that sent more than 5,300 Missouri jobs overseas, supporting policies that hurt American workers and even veterans.

From the report:

Companies that outsourced at least 5,348 Missouri jobs contributed $2,532,814 to Blunt’s campaigns and PACs. Many of the jobs for which was data were available went to Mexico, China, and India.
Blunt voted against studying the effects of outsourcing and voted repeatedly to protect companies that moved overseas in order to avoid paying taxes in the United States.
Blunt has also voted against denying tax benefits to companies that moved their money overseas, effectively incentivizing offshoring. By doing so, […]

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“Best Business School in The World”: Trump’s Racism Would Cost 4M Jobs

If we’re being honest, Donald Trump didn’t even graduate at the top of his class at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance, from which he only received a bachelor’s degree as opposed to the MBA he seems to hope people think he earned.

Either way, Trump’s fond of bragging about having attended the school, which just today announced that his xenophobic immigration policy agenda would likely cost the U.S. economy 4 million jobs by 2030.

Trump on Wharton (January 2016): “[T]he best business school in the world”

“I went to an Ivy League school. I was a good student. I went to the Wharton School of Finance, the best business school in the world probably, certainly, I mean, one of the great schools of the world.”

Wharton on Trump (August 2016): Trump’s immigration agenda would cost the U.S. economy 4 million jobs.

Donald Trump’s plan to forcibly deport […]

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Trump’s Record Of Opposing American Jobs And Auto Rescue

Today in Michigan Donald Trump promised to bring back jobs to America. One look at Trump’s record, though, and the GOP nominee has actually wanted to destroy US jobs.

Trump opposed the auto rescue last August saying, “You could have let it go, and rebuilt itself, through the free enterprise system. You could have let it go bankrupt, frankly, and rebuilt itself, and a lot of people felt it should happen.” 1.5 million American–338,000 of those in Michigan–jobs were saved in the auto rescue–and Trump thinks those jobs should have been destroyed.

Donald Trump, with his dangerous temperament, is the last person we want holding any power over the levers of the economy. His disastrous economic policies and opposition to the auto rescue his would undoubtedly put the livelihoods of millions of Americans at risk.

Trump Is Bad For Michigan And The Auto Industry

Trump is bad for auto-workers and the auto industry:

In 2015, Trump told a Michigan crowd that “you would have wound […]

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Trump Profits As Working People Lose Their Jobs And Homes

In 2006, Donald Trump hoped for a housing market crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.” Trump’s wish came true, and millions of Americans lost their homes and jobs — presumably as he padded his pockets.

Ten years later, Trump is still making money off working people losing their jobs.

Donald just revealed he’s profited off an investment in United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, an air-conditioning manufacturer that recently laid off 2,100 Indiana workers in order to shift its production to Mexico.

Working families were losing their jobs and Trump was hypocritically criticizing the company for outsourcing, but he kept on making money.

Ten years after he wished for a recession, hoping to profit off a housing crisis, Donald Trump is still making money while working people pay the price.

At least he’s paying his fair share in ta- oh […]

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With A 27% Favorability Rating, Ron Johnson Does A “Full Flop” On Ex-Im

Senator Ron Johnson is vulnerable. A recent Wisconsin poll has Johnson losing re-election to the Senate, with a 27% favorability rating. It’s not easy shilling a job-killing, outsource-promoting agenda.

 

Looking for a rebound in the polls, Johnson’s doing a “Full Flop” on his support for the Export-Import Bank, according to PolitiFact Wisconsin. Johnson opposed and voted against the bank’s reauthorization back in 2012 — a vote that’s today costing Wisconsin jobs.

 

General Electric recently announced that it will close a Wisconsin plant, and shift the entire operation — including 350 jobs — north of the border to Canada. GE’s explanation? The Ex-Im Bank’s expiration made it impossible for them to compete, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

Johnson’s desperately claiming he supports the Ex-Im Bank. But it’s too late — he’s already voted against Wisconsin’s interests, and a symbolic “full flop” won’t change that.

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Walker’s Job Creation Agency Didn’t Double Check Job Creation

What happens when Scott Walker’s signature job creation agency doesn’t actually check whether jobs were created?

Walker loses even more credibility after failing to meet his job promise when Wisconsin only created 129,000 of the 250,000 jobs he promised.

Four years after Walker created WEDC in 2011, state auditors said yesterday that WEDC officials hadn’t started independently verifying “whether businesses created the jobs they said they would” until this year, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Even then, WEDC officials “did not look at wages paid or hour worked.”

This comes on the heels of yet another company, HyPro, laying off 62 workers after receiving $262,000 in state incentives. It created a whopping two jobs since 2013 with all that state backing.

Criminal scrutiny, outsourcing jobs, and layoffs for Wisconsin workers: Walker’s WEDC in a nutshell.

From WKOW:

 

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Ayotte Allies Want To Take Jobs From New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte’s record on outsourcing is shameless. While she was supposed to be representing the people of New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, Kelly Ayotte voted against cutting taxes for businesses interested in bringing jobs back to to the U.S., and she supported keeping tax cuts for businesses shipping New Hampshire jobs overseas.

Unsurprisingly, Ayotte’s shady allies are offering her a helping hand in the election.

Earlier this month, Ayotte’s ties weren’t hard to trace when Texas Governor Greg Abbott came a-calling New Hampshire companies. The GOP gov. wasn’t just doing Ayotte’s dirty work, he was trying to take New Hampshire jobs to the Lone Star State. 

Now, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting in on the action. The Chamber — which hasn’t been shy about its pro-outsourcing agenda — is buying air time in New Hampshire to try to keep Ayotte and her pro-outsourcing policies in the U.S. Senate.

Ayotte’s allies don’t care if New Hampshire jobs stay or go, […]

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Scott Walker deems his signature jobs program a massive failure.

When Scott Walker announced his signature job creation program, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in 2011, he said he was “transforming” state government to align with “our most important mission: creating jobs.”

Fast forward through years of scandal and shady backroom deals between Walker and his cronies, and you get this:

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Coincidence?

PolitiFact crunched the numbers and Scott Walker was out of state at least 44 percent of the last five months — ignoring his day job to test the warm, inviting presidential waters. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is dead last in job creation in the Midwest and on pace for record layoffs under Walker. His in-state job approval is also plummeting, down eight to 41 percent.

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WisPolitics: $4.9 million in WEDC loans delinquent

Not only is Scott Walker’s scandal-plagued, privatized job agency funding companies that are shipping Wisconsin jobs overseas, but it has a growing problem of loan delinquency. While Walker is out of state laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, his record as governor is crumbling beneath him at home.

From WisPolitics.com:

The value of WEDC loans that are considered delinquent more than tripled in the last quarter.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has been criticized for the number of delinquent loans in recent years. The numbers prepared for Thursday’s board meeting show the value of those loans jumped from almost $1.3 million in the second quarter to $4.9 million.

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