State of Idaho Archives: on Corporations
Financial adviser, and turnaround CEO
In 1997, Jerry co-founded the financial advisory firm, Outlook Capital. He joined Outlook full time in 2000, and there led the firm's private equity practice and helped manage its portfolio companies. Between 2001 & 2003, he served as the turnaround
CEO of a 500-employee, regional armored transit and ATM servicing company. From 2000 until 2008, he served as chairman of a food manufacturing company that supplied regional and national grocery retail companies.
Source: 2016 Idaho Senate campaign website, Sturgill4Senate.com
Aug 8, 2016
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
Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money
Q: Should the federal government raise taxes in order to balance the budget? Which spending cuts do you favor?
A: We have a tax system that plays favorites and is inefficient. We need to make our tax system fairer and simplify it. We also need to
increase transparency and eliminate waste and fraud. Federal subsidies to profitable, well-established corporations are a waste of the taxpayer's money. For instance, oil and gas industries are highly profitable, but have been getting huge subsidies
from the U.S. taxpayers for almost a century. A conservative think tank recently estimated that corporate welfare in the federal budget costs taxpayers almost $100 billion a year. That's $870 for each one of America's 115 million families. The Simpson-Bo
Source: Idaho Statesman Voter Guide on 2014 Idaho Senate race
Jun 25, 2014
Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business
Neither government nor business alone can provide all the ingredients necessary for progress. We must leverage our limited resources toward realizing unlimited opportunities together. That's the idea behind IGEM--the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission.
You will hear much more about its work as the IGEM Council reports to the germane House and Senate committees. But I can tell you that never before have our three research universities worked together more collaboratively or been more committed to
finding common ground and mutual benefit with our business leaders. Together with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies--and given time and our sustained support--they will nurture a rising tide of economic activity
that will lift all our boats.
I'm issuing a challenge to Idaho businesses: Make it a priority to invest here at home. Join Premier Technology and others in devoting a greater percentage of your supply-chain purchases to Idaho vendors.
Source: Idaho 2013 State of the State Address
Jan 7, 2013
Fewer regulations on private businesses
Hill supports the following principles regarding employment.
Source: 2004 Idaho Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2004
Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.