SACRAMENTO, CA – During the third stop of her statewide jobs tour, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was today joined by local business and community leaders at Rex Moore Electrical Contractors and Engineers in Sacramento to discuss the disappointing results of the $862 billion economic “stimulus” plan championed by Barbara Boxer, as well as real solutions Fiorina has proposed to create jobs and grow the economy.
“Last year, Barbara Boxer promised the people of California that the economic ‘stimulus’ plan would keep unemployment below 8 percent. But here in Sacramento, some 85,500 residents are unemployed and the unemployment rate has gone up 1.6 percentage points just since the plan was passed,” said Fiorina. “The lack of results Californians have seen as a result of the $862 billion plan Barbara Boxer championed is just one in a string of examples of her ineffectiveness over the last 34 years. That’s why it’s so important to defeat her this November.”
Since announcing her intention to run for U.S. Senate, Fiorina has consistently focused on job creation and cutting federal spending, which are also Californians’ top priorities. In April, Fiorina announced her economic stimulus plan, which is based on the principle that lower taxes, fewer burdensome regulations and more innovation will drive our nation’s recovery and growth. Specifically, she is advocating to lower taxes, fight for every job and incentivize innovation.
“If we are serious about creating jobs, then our focus must be on making it easier for small-business owners and entrepreneurs – our nation’s true economic engines – to grow, thrive and create jobs,” said Fiorina. “Economic growth and recovery will only happen when we get government out of the way – not when we allow it to grow and intrude further into our lives.”
Fiorina kicked off her statewide jobs tour last Friday at J&W Lumber in San Diego; she has also made a stop in the Fresno area at Anlin Industries in Clovis. In the coming weeks, Fiorina will continue traveling to communities across the state to discuss Barbara Boxer’s support for job-killing policies, while also presenting to voters her own ideas for supporting real job creation through tax cuts, less regulation and government policies that support small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.