Jim Risch on Corporations

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor

Jobs are created by private sector and not by government

Q: How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future and live independently as they age?

A: As Idaho's Governor and Lt. Governor, my top priority was always quality jobs for hardworking families. As U.S. Senator, I continue this fight. Jobs are created by the private sector and not by the government. In recent years, the government has pursued policies that have slowed private sector job growth. Government regulations, higher taxes, and ObamaCare have cut the growth of the economy and the expansion of small businesses. As ranking member of the Small Business Committee, I fight successfully to change those policies.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 Idaho Senate race , Aug 31, 2014

No tax incentive for repatriation of overseas jobs

Nels Mitchell today condemned Jim Risch's vote to kill a bill that would have ended tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas. This is the 2nd time in the last 3 years Risch has helped block efforts to close this loophole.

The Bring Jobs Home Act would have offered an incentive for bringing jobs back to America and eliminated the tax break received by American companies for sending jobs overseas. "I can imagine that Washington lobbyists and special interests are happy with Risch's vote," Mitchell said, "but Idahoans should be angry. Idaho jobs will continue to go overseas, and Idaho taxpayers will continue to foot the bill. That's just plain wrong. Idaho lost more than 18,000 jobs to China alone during one ten year period."

Mitchell pointed out that on his website, Risch claims to support job growth. "Maybe he means job growth in Asia," Mitchell said, "because that's what his vote yesterday does. It hurts job growth at home and promotes outsourcing of American jobs to China and elsewhere."

Source: Nels Mitchell press release 2014 Idaho Senate race , Aug 1, 2014

Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax

Q: Would you vote to reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent or lower without offsetting tax increases (PAYGO)?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote to reduce or eliminate the corporate capital gains tax?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote for a permanent, strengthened R&D tax credit?

A: Yes.

Q: Would you vote against imposing “windfall profits” taxes on energy companies?

A: Yes.

Source: BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire , Nov 1, 2008

Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record.

Risch scores 14% by UFCW on labor-management issues

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America's Neighborhood Union--1.3 million members with UFCW locals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our members work in supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores, meatpacking and meat processing plants, food processing plants, and manufacturing workers who make everything from fertilizer to shoes. We number over 60,000 strong with 25,000 workers in chemical production and 20,000 who work in garment and textile industries.

    The UFCW Senate scorecard is based on these key votes:
  1. American Jobs Act (+)
  2. Balanced Budget Amendment (-)
  3. Rejecting Cut, Cap, and Balance (+)
  4. Repeal Health Care Law (-)
  5. Sen. Am. 14 Wicker Am. to S 223, excluding unionization at TSA (-)
  6. Sen. Am. 740 McCain Am. to HR 2112, defunding TAA (-)
  7. Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act (TAA) (+)
Source: UFCW website 12-UFCW-S on May 2, 2012

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