State of Indiana Archives: on Jobs


Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs

Mourdock introduced himself to voters as an articulate businessman--but a reluctant politician--focused on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.

Lugar characterized himself as a loyal and knowledgeable public servant. Lugar revealed his vulnerability in an election season that hasn't been all that friendly to incumbents.

Analysts watching this race portray it as a referendum on the incumbent and a call for a fresh GOP face in the upper chamber.

Source: RealClearPoitics.com coverage of 2012 Indiana Senate debates Apr 12, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster

In survey after survey, by margins of 2 to 1 or more, Hoosiers support the principle known as Right to Work. After a year of studying the proposal, I agree.

The idea, that no worker should be forced to pay union dues as a condition of keeping a job, is simple, and just. But the benefits in new jobs would be large: a third or more of growing or relocating businesses will not consider a state that does not provide workers this protection. Almost half our fellow states have right to work laws. As a group, they are adding jobs faster, growing worker income faster, and enjoying lower unemployment rates than those of us without a law.

Among the minority favoring the status quo, passion on this issue is strong, and I respect that. I did not come lightly, or quickly, to the stance I take now. If this proposal limited in any way the right to organize, I would not support it. But we just cannot go on missing out on the middle class jobs our state needs, just because of this one issue.

Source: Indiana 2012 State of the State Address Jan 10, 2012

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Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Andrew Cuomo(NY)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
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Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
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Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
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Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
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Donald Trump(NY)
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