SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to Barbara Boxer’s recent rhetoric on job creation:
“Creating jobs and controlling federal spending have been my priorities since day one. Barbara Boxer’s sudden conversion to touting job creation is simply too little, too late. For the last 18 years, Boxer has promoted policies that have increased government spending, made it more difficult for small businesses to grow, and cost America jobs.
“We need look no further than her cap-and-tax bill to find evidence of Boxer’s hypocrisy: just yesterday, a study found her bill will cost the nation 2.5 million jobs, yet today she is trying to pass herself off as a job creator. Last year, Boxer voted against a spending freeze amendment offered by a Republican colleague, yet she applauded the President for a similar proposal yesterday. Her vote for a trillion-dollar big-government health care overhaul bill that would have raised premiums and cost even more jobs leaves no doubt: Boxer’s long tenure in the U.S. Senate has been riddled with direct attacks on true job creators.
“Barbara Boxer believes that government is the answer. She is wrong. The answer to our unemployment crisis isn’t more government, it’s more small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs. Barbara Boxer’s election-year conversion to job creation won’t fool California voters.”
Fiorina has made jobs and economic growth the centerpiece of her campaign since announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate in November. Specifically, Fiorina has recommended changes in the following areas in order to encourage economic growth and help American businesses compete in the global economy:
- Lowering the tax burden for both businesses and individuals and simplifying the tax code.
- Encouraging innovation through tax incentives for research and development and through the protection of intellectual property laws in the U.S. and abroad.
- Opening new trade markets and ensuring all participating countries live up to their end of the bargain under any trade agreements.
- Easing the regulatory burden.
- Reducing costly and frivolous lawsuits by leveling the litigation playing field and restraining excessive awards of punitive damages and eliminate abusive class actions.
- Opening up capital markets to individuals and small businesses.
- Investing in improving education from preschool through higher education through increased accountability and a focus on preparing our students for the workforce.