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Richard Blumenthal on Jobs

 


More job training and more R&D tax credits

Much of the debate focused on jobs. McMahon spoke of the need to provide businesses with "an environment of certainty" when it comes to regulations and taxes, so owners know whether they can risk hiring more workers.

Blumenthal said the government can do a better job providing financing and loans to businesses, as well as providing job training and targeted tax deductions for research and development, startup companies and firms that hire new workers. He also called for closing loopholes that allow U.S. companies to send jobs overseas.

McMahon, who used a clip from Blumenthal's response from an earlier debate about how to create a job, [in which Blumenthal stumbled over how government should be involved,] as a political ad, chided her opponent for improving his answer during this latest debate. "I'm very happy you have a notion on how to create jobs," McMahon said.

Source: NPR coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 12, 2010

Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs

McMahon said that as a businesswoman she is better able to represent the state in the U.S. Senate because she has experience creating jobs and Blumenthal doesn't. "Over the last 28 years, WWE has averaged creating 20 jobs a year, primarily in this state. And I can tell you that's what we need more of," McMahon said. "We need someone who knows how to create jobs in the private sector so that we can have an economic recovery."

"She talks about creating jobs," Blumenthal said. "Many of the jobs she's created at WWE have no health insurance, the wrestlers and others are hired as independent contractors." Blumenthal said the WWE is under investigation by the state for allegedly classifying wrestlers as independent contractors, denying health insurance benefits and dodging taxes. "Creating those kinds of jobs, without health insurance is certainly not something that I would brag about," he said.

Source: Connecticut Post coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 7, 2010

Fight for job creation and aid to small businesses

As your Senator, I would fight for job creation and aid to small businesses -- the engines of employment growth. Jobs must be our priority to enable our middle class to be not only secure, but successful. We must provide expanded small business opportunity through payroll tax exemptions, tax credits and SBA programs. Progress must be made in elder care, child care, and continuing education.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.richardblumenthal.com/ , Mar 5, 2010

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