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Joe Biden on Jobs
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 21 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • We can & will get unemployment under 6%. (Oct 2012)
  • A job is about more than a paycheck; it's about dignity. (Sep 2012)
  • We value working class; Republicans value privileged class. (Mar 2012)
  • Extending unemployment benefits is the American way. (Dec 2010)
  • No job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Aug 2007)
  • Implement current recommendations on job safety. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: His AFL-CIO rating of 85% is not best of all Dems. (Aug 2007)
  • Couldn’t afford living at minimum wage; advocates raising it. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush tries to strip away 100 years of labor progress. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Mike Bloomberg on Jobs
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Assist workers displaced by globalization. (Dec 2007)
  • Tariffs to protect jobs end up helping foreign competitors. (Dec 2007)
  • NYC jobs program caused lowest unemployment rate since 1976. (Apr 2007)
John Bolton on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Jeb Bush on Jobs
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Employ American Workers Act led to lost ideas & lost jobs. (Mar 2013)
  • Job growth during Bush terms, but very low wage jobs. (Dec 2009)
  • Gambling is emblematic of "something for nothing" culture. (Feb 2007)
  • Operation Paycheck: stimulus for 33,000 construction jobs. (Jan 2002)
  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
Ben Carson on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • College job: supervised highway cleanup crews. (Jan 2012)
  • Unions bad when they focus on power & not future generations. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Jobs
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 24 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • No salary increase for Congress until minimum wage increased. (Jul 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president. (Jul 2007)
  • Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Get tough with China and bring jobs back home. (Feb 2007)
  • Minimum wage increases haven’t kept up with Congress’ wages. (Dec 2006)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, “New Jobs for New York”. (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance. (Feb 2004)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • Recently “we’re in it together” became “you’re on your own”. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress' pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Ted Cruz on Jobs
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  • Extending unemployment benefits exacerbates joblessness. (Aug 2012)
Andrew Cuomo on Jobs
Democratic Governor
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  • Phase One casino gambling plan: three Upstate casinos. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce the crushing burden of unemployment & workers comp. (Jan 2013)
  • Current minimum wage is unlivable. (Jan 2013)
  • Attack chronic unemployment among inner-city youth. (Jan 2012)
  • Labor unions protect fairness at negotiation table. (Oct 2003)
  • Economic development must not shortchange workers’ rights. (Aug 2001)
Rahm Emanuel on Jobs
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 7 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Newt Gingrich on Jobs
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 16 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Auto bailout was unprecedented capitulation to unions. (Feb 2012)
  • Bigger government lead to more food stamps, not more jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Create transitional program for returning vets, like in WWII. (Jan 2012)
  • Go to college instead of 99 weeks of unemployment. (Nov 2011)
  • Fundamentally wrong to give unemployment pay for 99 weeks. (Sep 2011)
  • The American people create jobs; not government. (Sep 2011)
  • Jobs & Prosperity Plan: cut business taxes & regulations. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund National Labor Relations Board; favor right-to-work. (Jun 2011)
  • Number one job today is to create jobs. (Feb 2011)
  • Jobs plan: lower taxes; lower spending; domestic energy. (May 2010)
  • Card Check strips workers of right to secret ballot. (May 2010)
  • Union power games the system to minimize work. (May 2010)
  • Unions want to take away right to secret-ballot elections. (Dec 2007)
  • Union leaders prefer protection over competition. (Sep 2007)
  • Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business. (Jul 1998)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Nikki Haley on Jobs
Click here for 9 full quotes by Nikki Haley OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Fought unionization; new jobs in 45 of 46 counties. (Jan 2013)
  • Non-union Boeing jobs in SC did not cost one union job in WA. (Aug 2012)
  • Right-to-work helps Boeing deliver jets despite strikes. (Apr 2012)
  • Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job. (Jan 2012)
  • We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit. (Jan 2012)
  • ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college. (Jan 2012)
  • I love that we are one of the least unionized states. (Jan 2012)
  • No unemployment benefits for workers on strike. (Jan 2012)
  • NLRB vs. Boeing is "direct attack on what America is". (Nov 2011)
Mike Huckabee on Jobs
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 10 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • 3 million jobs left since 2001, but not due to trade. (Nov 2008)
  • Continue farm subsidies for low prices & competitiveness. (Nov 2008)
  • No class warfare: talk to both rich & poor. (Jan 2008)
  • Excessive taxes, red tape, and litigation cause job losses. (Dec 2007)
  • Unions more prominent to fight high CEO salaries. (Oct 2007)
  • Blacks still face racism & unequal opportunity in job market. (Sep 2007)
  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports farm subsidies & fully-funded crop insurance. (Sep 2007)
  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
Jon Huntsman on Jobs
Republican UT Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Jon Huntsman OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • High unemployment is a human tragedy. (Sep 2011)
  • This country needs more workers. (Sep 2011)
  • Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Jobs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Not done as long as there are folks who can't find work. (Apr 2013)
  • Revamp our workforce training programs. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Gary Johnson on Jobs
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Governments don't create jobs--businesses do. (Feb 2012)
  • Oppose NLRB recent actions against Boeing in SC. (Jul 2011)
  • 1999: Vetoed raising minimum wage from $4.25/hour to $5.65. (Jul 2011)
  • Long unemployment benefits postpones dealing with problem. (May 2011)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
Peter King on Jobs
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 17% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Jobs
Democrat
Click here for 2 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low. (Feb 2012)
  • Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally. (Feb 2011)
Barack Obama on Jobs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 49 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Yes, 500K manufacturing jobs since 2010, but... (Feb 2013)
  • Make America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. (Feb 2013)
  • Raise federal minimum wage to $9 per hour, and tie to COLA. (Feb 2013)
  • We were losing 800,000 jobs each month when I started. (Oct 2012)
  • Change offshore tax rules to bring back outsourced jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Backed Employee Free Choice Act only during campaign. (Jun 2010)
  • FactCheck: Yes, wants to limit secret balloting for unions. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, McCain voted for overseas tax deferral, but. (Oct 2008)
  • End incentives that move jobs overseas. (Sep 2008)
  • Small towns get bitter over long-term joblessness. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Fair Pay Act: equal pay for equal work. (Jul 2008)
  • Expand paid sick days to seven per year. (Jul 2008)
  • Employee Free Choice Act: right to organize harassment-free. (Jul 2008)
  • 1980s: Opened first city job center in South Chicago. (Apr 2008)
  • Fight attacks on workers’ right to organize & strike. (Feb 2008)
  • Focus farm programs on family farms, not giant corporations. (Feb 2008)
  • Paying more at Wal-Mart is worth it for having US jobs. (Dec 2007)
  • Give public safety officers collective bargaining rights. (Aug 2007)
  • Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium construction created jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • Pres. candidates can afford minimum wage; most folks can’t. (Jul 2007)
  • Make the minimum wage a living wage. (Jun 2007)
  • Burdens of globalization are placed on the backs of workers. (Mar 2007)
  • Owes unions who endorsed him; that’s why he’s in politics. (Oct 2006)
  • Working full-time should mean enough to support a family. (Oct 2006)
  • Overrode federal overtime rules and raised the minimum wage. (Sep 2004)
  • Make sure that African-American men have access to jobs. (Jul 2004)
  • Fund Trade Adjustment Assistance for service workers too. (Jun 2004)
  • Increase IL minimum wage to $6.50 an hour. (Jun 2004)
  • Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. (May 2004)
  • Obama will strengthen unions and workers’ rights. (May 2004)
  • OpEd: GM & Chrysler takeover put union needs ahead of others. (Apr 2010)

    Job Stimulus

  • Create 600,000 jobs in the natural gas industry. (Oct 2012)
  • Wind energy jobs are not imaginary jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd:Believes Keynesian theory that government spurs economy. (Sep 2010)
  • Four million jobs created or saved by recovery program. (May 2010)
  • Recession job losses more severe than anticipated. (Jan 2010)
  • Jobs must be our #1 focus in 2010. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Obama's estimate of 2M jobs saved is closer to 1M. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Economic plan may create only 2.2M jobs, not 3.5M. (Feb 2009)
  • Solution to financial crisis is more job creation. (Oct 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Chief co-sponsor of IL ENDA, against gay job discrimination. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill allowing an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Match minimum wage increases to Congressional pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
Sarah Palin on Jobs
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 13 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • 8% unemployment rate doesn't tell the story of the pain. (Mar 2013)
  • Business advocate but also a union member. (Sep 2010)
  • Unemployment is higher than promised, and growing. (Feb 2010)
  • Kill the second stimulus bill disguised as a jobs bill. (Feb 2010)
  • Husband Todd focused on vo-tech ed for workforce development. (Nov 2009)
  • Bailout should be about job creation, not just healthcare. (Sep 2008)
  • Closed last factory in Wasilla in 2007. (Sep 2008)
  • Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills. (Aug 2008)
  • Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum. (Nov 2006)
  • Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers. (Nov 2006)
  • Praised the Red Dog zinc mine for bringing rural jobs. (Oct 2006)
  • Department of Fish and Game is under-funded. (Oct 2006)
  • Unions should get member permission for political donations. (Jul 2006)
Deval Patrick on Jobs
Democrat
Click here for 5 full quotes by Deval Patrick OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Address "skills gap" by aligned community college strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • At Coca Cola: transform employment practices and policies. (Apr 2011)
  • Pledge to work with AFL-CIO means being open to all voices. (Sep 2006)
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Sep 2005)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Rand Paul on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Rick Perry on Jobs
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide. (Jan 2012)
  • Focus on bringing jobs back from China like we did in Texas. (Oct 2011)
  • Texas has been the #1 state for relocation for last 5 years. (Sep 2011)
  • Pull back on job-killing regulations. (Sep 2011)
  • We created 1M jobs in TX while US lost 2.5M. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Texas has highest number of minimum wage workers. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Jobs grew faster in TX under Perry's predecessors. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Texas job growth is strong, but pre-dated Perry. (Jun 2011)
  • 70% of all jobs created in the US last year were in Texas. (Jan 2009)
  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
Rob Portman on Jobs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain. (Oct 2010)
  • Toured 16 Ohio manufacturing plants to ask about economy. (Dec 2009)
  • Great concern about card-check legislation. (Dec 2009)
  • Trade creates more and better-paying jobs at home. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 13% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Condoleezza Rice on Jobs
Secretary of State
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    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Jobs
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 32 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Briefly supported tying minimum wage to inflation. (Feb 2013)
  • Obama said by now we'd have unemployment 5.4%, not me. (Oct 2012)
  • My priority is jobs: small businesses employ 1/4 of workers. (Oct 2012)
  • Jobs program: energy; trade; training; and pro-business. (Sep 2012)
  • To Obama, jobs are about government; to me, about business. (Aug 2012)
  • 5-step plan to create 12 million new jobs. (Aug 2012)
  • Mistake to give automakers to unions as part of auto bailout. (Feb 2012)
  • I know what it's like to worry about a pink slip. (Feb 2012)
  • End crony capitalism to get Americans back to work. (Jan 2012)
  • Bain Capital transferred union jobs to non-union plant. (Jan 2012)
  • Tie government union wages to private sector wages. (Jan 2012)
  • We need encompassing policy for jobs, energy, taxes, & trade. (Oct 2011)
  • Nation should learn lesson from right-to-work states. (Sep 2011)
  • Obama's policies have put 2.5 million Americans out of work. (Sep 2011)
  • Bain Capital created thousands of jobs during my time there. (Sep 2011)
  • America is an extraordinary jobs machine. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Reduced unemployment in MA from 5.6% to 4.7%. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Jobs grew faster in MA under Romney's predecessor. (Sep 2011)
  • The free economy means sometimes we lose jobs. (Aug 2011)
  • Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts. (Aug 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, fewer US unemployed than Canadians employed. (Feb 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, more jobs lost under Bush than under Obama. (Feb 2011)
  • "Card check" is a massive imposition on worker freedom. (Mar 2010)
  • Incentivize hiring jobless: cover $2000 in training costs. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes "25-75": 25 years of service then 75% pension. (Mar 2010)
  • Built long-term pipeline for MA jobs; so job growth is slow. (Jan 2008)
  • Take action & we need not give up on any industry’s jobs. (Jan 2008)
  • MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates. (Jan 2008)
  • I believe in domestic supports for our agriculture industry. (Oct 2007)
  • Good unions train members; bad unions hurt their company. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes,US added 50M jobs since ‘78; but EU added 36M. (Aug 2007)
  • Tax incentives for employee training. (Mar 2002)
Marco Rubio on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Grow the middle class; don't grow the government. (Feb 2013)
  • 1984: Enthusiastic union activist during dad's strike. (Jun 2012)
  • Oppose card check & Employee Free Choice Act. (Feb 2010)
Paul Ryan on Jobs
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • This is not what a real recovery looks like. (Oct 2012)
  • 12M new jobs by capping federal spending at 20% of GDP. (Aug 2012)
  • Vibrant manufacturing sector needed for economy & security. (Aug 2012)
  • Freeze federal paychecks to boost private sector employment. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Rated 58% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Rick Santorum on Jobs
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 14 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Workers should have secret-ballot elections for unions. (Feb 2012)
  • National right-to-work law yes; Pennsylvania law no. (Jan 2012)
  • Not doing any favors by keeping unemployment for 99 weeks. (Jan 2012)
  • Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work. (Jan 2012)
  • Offshore jobs return if you repeal manufacturing regulations. (Oct 2011)
  • Public employee unions have bankrupted states. (Sep 2011)
  • Focus the Fed on sound money, rather than job creation. (Sep 2011)
  • The federal government kills jobs!. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Donald Trump on Jobs
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas. (Dec 2011)
  • Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
  • Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)
Jesse Ventura on Jobs
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Improve the Competitive Position of Rural Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World. (Dec 2000)
  • Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports prevailing wages but not living wages. (Jan 1999)
  • Strongly pro-union; and a union member. (Jan 1999)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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