Barbara Boxer’s Election-Year Conversion to Job Creation is Too Little, Too Late
January 27, 2010

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 [1] 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 [2]: