North Hollywood, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today addressed business leaders from across Southern California at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) Leaders Forum and shared with them her plans to improve our state and our nation’s business climate, create jobs and jumpstart our economy.
“In these tough economic times, it is all the more important that we focus on economic growth and job creation,” said Fiorina. “In order to jumpstart our economy, our top priority must be supporting the small businesses, family-owned businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs that employ more than 50 percent of Americans and create two-thirds of our nation’s new jobs.”
VICA is a business advocacy organization in Southern California committed to growing the economy of the San Fernando Valley by advocating for a better business climate and quality of life.
“Barbara Boxer’s philosophy over the last 18 years has been tax, spend and borrow – resulting in job-killing bills that have done nothing to stimulate our economy,” Fiorina continued. “California deserves an advocate in the U.S. Senate who will support policies that put Americans back to work and get our economy moving again, and that is the kind of senator I will be for the people of this state.”
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 credits 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