State of Pennsylvania Archives: on Jobs


Brian Fitzpatrick: Equal pay for equal work

Recognizing the emotional burdens of caregiving, [I will] champion legislation that eases the financial burden of caregiving through pre-tax savings accounts.

[I support] equal pay for equal work.

Source: 2016 PA House campaign website BrianFitzpatrick.com Nov 8, 2016

Katie McGinty: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour

Recognizing that stagnant wages are holding our economy back, Katie was the first candidate for Governor to call for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.
Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com Nov 1, 2014

Sam Rohrer: Washington does not create jobs; but it can destroy jobs

Rohrer said the state needs to have a senator with experience, one who can hit the ground running.

He said the nation has been burdened by over-spending and too many regulations, making it tough for free enterprise. Rohrer added that the country has to return more power to the states. "Washington does not create jobs," he said. "It can destroy jobs."Rohrer said one of the big problems has been party politics, which prompts many lawmakers to compromise their true beliefs.

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette on 2012 PA Senate debate Mar 23, 2012

Marc Scaringi: Lack of right-to-work harms the people of Pennsylvania

"Right-to-Work" was also a big issue during the debate, following Rick Santorum's claim during Thursday's CNN Presidential debate that the reason he did not support national right-to-work legislation was that Pennsylvania voters did not support right-to-work legislation. Each of the candidates disagreed with this position.

Scaringi even said, "The fact that Pennsylvania is not right-to-work is harming the people of Pennsylvania."

Source: PoliticsPA.com coverage of 2012 PA Senate debate Jan 21, 2012

Steve Welch: National right-to-work make us globally competitive

"Right-to-Work" was also a big issue during the debate, following Rick Santorum's claim during CNN Presidential debate that the reason he did not support national right-to-work legislation was that Pennsylvania voters did not support right-to-work legislation. Each of the candidates disagreed with this position.

Steve Welch, an entrepreneur and former congressional candidate from Chester County said, "We have to pass national right-to-work to make us competitive in the global economy."

Source: PoliticsPA.com coverage of 2012 PA Senate debate Jan 21, 2012

Pat Toomey: Taxes & spending have a chilling effect on creating jobs

In responding to the first question--the most pressing one faced by the nation--"How do you bring jobs back to Pennsylvania?", Sestak criticized the Bush administration's China policy and attacked his opponent for supporting it. "Corporations have gone overseas. My opponent, for example, voted that if a corporation shuts down its factory here in Pennsylvania; fires its employees; and then invests in a factory in China; and then cheap goods come in, often illegally subsidized by China; then no tax is given to the process of that large corporation, where jobs have gone overseas."

Toomey accused Sestak of supporting policies of bigger spending and higher taxes. He argued that such policies are have "a chilling effect on our ability to create jobs." Sestak attacked Toomey's pro-business stance. Pointing to the backdrop of the debate hall, Sestak said, "It says above us in Constitution Hall, 'We the People.' Not, 'We the Corporations'"

Source: Epoch Times coverage of 2010 PA Senate debate Oct 23, 2010

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2016 Presidential contenders on Jobs:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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