Trump-Pence: Broad-Shouldered Outsourcers

20160829-penceoutsource-tw

Pence wants to talk about “putting American workers in the back seat”? Here’s his and Trump’s abysmal record on outsourcing:

Mike Pence always mentions that he’s a “Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” However, he conveniently leaves out “outsourcer.”

 

Pence has given taxpayer incentives to Indiana companies that ship jobs overseas and Trump has built his business on products that come from abroad.

 

Trump and Outsourcing

Trump has consistently profited off companies that outsource — including Carrier Corporation. That’s just the start of Trump’s hypocrisy on the issue. Essentially every Trump-branded product is (was, for the many now-defunct goods) manufactured overseas; from Bangladesh and Vietnam, to Honduras and Mexico.

Trump has also brought in thousands of foreign workers over the years, having sought “at least 1,100 foreign worker visas since 2000.” Even as he’s launched his presidential bid, Trump companies have continued to bring in foreign workers, including at his Mar-a-Lago club and at Trump Vineyard.

Pence and Outsourcing

Pence’s outsourcing record is no better than Trump’s; in fact, it may be worse: he’s approved millions in taxpayer funds for companies that outsourced or went on to outsource.

As chair of Indiana’s “jobs” agency, Pence has done a great job of creating job overseas. As governor, Pence has approved $24 million in tax payer-funded incentives to outsourcing businesses. And least $8.7 million of those taxpayer dollars have been paid out to-date, even as the receiving companies “announced layoffs or fired more than 3,800 Indiana workers.”

In essence: Donald Trump invests his own money in outsourcing companies; Pence uses taxpayer dollars.

Watch “Trump-Pence: Make America Outsource Again!” here.