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Kelly Ayotte on Corporations

 


No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs

Ayotte favors extension of all Bush tax cuts while Hodes says the tax cuts should end for those making more than $200,000 a year. "It's the wrong philosophy to raise taxes during these difficult, economic times and that's what he would like to do," Ayott said of Hodes.

Hodes said keeping tax cuts for the wealthiest would add $700 billion to the federal deficit.

Ayotte alluded to the comments from some NH economists who warned repealing tax cuts for the wealthy would cost individuals & small-business owners in the state $300 million a year.

Hodes has proposed to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, and he accused Ayotte of opposing them by signing a no-tax increase pledge from Americans for Tax Reform. "My opponent, she believes that tax cuts for shipping jobs overseas will create jobs," Hodes said.

Ayotte said she's opposed to tax increases of any kind, "What congressman Hodes says is absolutely false," Ayotte declared. "What I have said is no tax increases on any business."

Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate , Sep 23, 2010

Reduce corporate tax rate; it's world's 2nd highest

Jump-starting the economy will also require lower taxes and a simplified tax code. We need to cut capital gains taxes and reduce tax rates for small business owners who file through the individual income tax code. Small businesses should be able to claim tax deductions for making equipment investments. America's corporate tax rate is the second highest in the world--we need to cut it.
Source: Guest column by Kelly Ayotte in Foster's Daily Democrat , Jul 21, 2010

Understands the importance of small businesses

She understands the importance of small businesses to the New Hampshire economy and the direct impact fiscal decisions made in Washington can have on small businesses and the jobs they create.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, ayotteforsenate.com, "About" , Dec 25, 2009

Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record.

Ayotte scores 14% by UFCW on labor-management issues

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America's Neighborhood Union--1.3 million members with UFCW locals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our members work in supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores, meatpacking and meat processing plants, food processing plants, and manufacturing workers who make everything from fertilizer to shoes. We number over 60,000 strong with 25,000 workers in chemical production and 20,000 who work in garment and textile industries.

    The UFCW Senate scorecard is based on these key votes:
  1. American Jobs Act (+)
  2. Balanced Budget Amendment (-)
  3. Rejecting Cut, Cap, and Balance (+)
  4. Repeal Health Care Law (-)
  5. Sen. Am. 14 Wicker Am. to S 223, excluding unionization at TSA (-)
  6. Sen. Am. 740 McCain Am. to HR 2112, defunding TAA (-)
  7. Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act (TAA) (+)
Source: UFCW website 12-UFCW-S on May 2, 2012

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