State of Texas Archives: on Jobs
Raise minimum wage so families can work with dignity
Q: How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future and live independently as they age?
A: As Senator, David Alameel will advocate for:
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 Texas Senate race
Aug 31, 2014
Creating good paying jobs in Texas that can't be shipped overseas;
- Ending tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs to places like China and India;
Raising the minimum wage so families can work with dignity, put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads;
Extending unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed;
- Ensuring tough enforcement of equal pay laws which helps all of our families.
End tax breaks for sending jobs overseas
The super-rich and mega-corporations have rigged the system in their favor. They are pulling the strings of puppet politicians like John Cornyn and other Washington Republicans in favor of Wall Street--not hardworking Texas families.
We need to stop sending politicians to Washington who care more about the bottom line of CEOs on Wall Street than working families in Texas.
As Senator, David Alameel will advocate for:
Source: 2014 Texas Senate campaign website
May 15, 2014
- Forcing big corporations and Wall Street executives to pay their fair share in taxes.
- Creating good paying jobs in Texas that can't be shipped overseas.
- Taking big banks to court when they ruin
our economy, not giving them another bailout.
- Ending tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs to places like China and India.
- Extending unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed
I have created thousands of jobs; we need that in DC
Tom Leppert, a former Dallas Mayor and career business executive, said Texas should not send a career politician or a government lawyer to Washington, but instead choose an experienced businessman. "I have created thousands of jobs,"
Leppert said. "We don't need someone who goes out and gives speeches about free enterprise, but send someone who has been out there and done those sorts of things."
Source: San Angelo Standard-Times on 2012 Texas GOP Senate debates
Apr 13, 2012
Less federal meddling on labor relations
Stop National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Over-reach
Dewhurst Plan: Less NLRB Meddling, More Job Creation
- Prevent the NLRB from telling companies like Boeing which states to place manufacturing plants in.
- Stop the NLRB from interfering with private sector business decisions--end the
NRLB's trampling on the Constitution.
- More government overregulation, which is preventing jobs from being created.
Source: 2012 Senate Campaign website, dewhurstfortexas.com, "Issues"
Mar 25, 2012
Insist on new leadership at the NLRB.
- Conduct tough hearings on NLRB decision making under President Obama, and investigate interference with private business decision-making.
End federally mandated prevailing wage regulations, which will serve to bring down the cost of building infrastructure--roads, dams, ports, bridges, etc.
- Accelerate the approval process for FAA upgrades.
No constitutional authority to regulate private hiring
Roland supports the following principles regarding job issues:
Source: Texas Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
May 2, 2008
- Reduce government regulation of the private sector.
- Support the right of workers to unionize.
Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
- Roland adds, “U.S. Congress has almost no constitutional authority in this field.”
Opposes affirmative action programs
Babin indicated the following positions concerning affirmative action programs:
Source: Texas Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1996
The federal government should not provide any affirmative action programs.
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