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David Perdue on Corporations

 


Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience

Perdue has stressed his leadership at well-known corporations, including Sara Lee, Reebok and Dollar General. "There are only about 10 people in the Senate who have any real business experience," Perdue said during a recent campaign swing.

PolitiFact [questioned whether] with 100 members in the Senate, could only one in 10 senators have a background in business? In the 113th Congress, 27 senators identified "business" as their occupation. But some senators list more than one occupation, and senators may not have been practicing their listed profession immediately before they entered Congress.

As for Perdue, he is using a number that campaign researchers gleaned by going through the biographies of all 100 senators, said Perdue's spokesman, [counting] senators who worked in the corporate world or had responsibility for a company's profit and loss margins. "Some of the members' primary occupations are debatable, which is why we use the language 'about 10.' " We rate his statement Mostly True

Source: PolitiFact AdWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate debate , Aug 4, 2014

End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs

Merkley is going up with a new ad focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs. Merkley speaks directly to the camera, describing his father working at a mill when he was growing up:

"As men and women clock in across the state, thousands of hands are building a stronger Oregon. But there are still special interests that want to give tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas," Merkley says.

"So I wrote a bill to make China play fair on trade, and I fought to end deals that outsource our jobs," he said.

The ad begins running in the Eugene market on Tuesday. The buy is "substantial," according to the campaign, which declined to further characterize the amount of money behind the ad.

Source: PolitiFact AdWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate debate , Aug 4, 2014

We are on the verge of revitalizing American manufacturing

I believe that we are on the verge of revitalizing American manufacturing. The private sector is primed to create quality jobs by manufacturing innovative products that require a skilled workforce and high-tech facilities. These products are needed for domestic consumption and more importantly for exports to foreign markets. But the manufacturing industry's renewal can be stunted if we don't correct bad energy policies, a lack of infrastructure, and failures in education.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, perduesenate.com, "Issues" , Jul 25, 2013

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