Steve Beshear on Corporations
Be people's champion, not Wall Street's champion
Mr. President, as a candidate, you promised to be a champion for families struggling to make ends meet and I hope you live up to that promise. But one of your very first executive orders makes it harder for those families to even afford a mortgage.
Then you started rolling back rules that provide oversight of the financial industry and safeguard us against another national economic meltdown.
And you picked a Cabinet of billionaires and Wall Street insiders who want to eviscerate the protections that most Americans count on and that help level the playing field.
That's not being our champion, that's being Wall Street's champion. And even more troubling, you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of Americans who most need it.
Source: 2017 State of the Union address to Congress
, Feb 28, 2017
Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs
In the last year and a half, nearly 250 companies have used our new incentive programs to announce planned investments of almost $2.2 billion. That's billion. More than half of Kentucky's manufacturers plan to hire in 2011. Unemployment rates are down in
84 counties from a year ago. State receipts are up 5.4% through the first half of the year--the first time in three years that revenues aren't falling short of projections.
Source: 2011 Kentucky State of the State Address
, Feb 1, 2011
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