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AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance

Voice-over for new Senate Majority PAC ad attacking Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor (D): "Before Congress, Cotton got paid handsomely working for insurance companies"

This attack ad attempts to connect the dots: Rep. Tom Cotton made a fortune working for insurance companies, the story goes, and so he would happily do their bidding as Republicans dismantle Medicare. The ad even helpfully provides an image of connected dots.

The problem is that these dots are phony. The core of the ad is that Cotton worked for insurance companies. Cotton worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co., flitting from one industry to another; [the closest he came to insurance was] an assignment working for the Federal Housing Authority, to improve its service in providing insurance to lenders who finance apartment buildings.

As for Cotton's pay, he earned $85,000 from McKinsey in 2011. We will leave it to readers to decide if that means he was paid "handsomely."

Source: Washington Post AdWatch on 2014 Arkansas Senate race , Apr 1, 2014

Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners.

Congressional Summary: Opponent's Argument for voting No:
    National League of Cities op-ed, "H.R. 803 fails because it would:"
  1. Undermine the local delivery system that has been the cornerstone of job training programs
  2. Establish a program that is based on political boundaries (states) rather than on economic regions and local labor markets, or the naturally evolving areas in which workers find paying work
  3. Eliminate a strong role for local elected officials but require that they continue to be fiscally liable for funds spent in their local areas
  4. Change what was once a program targeted to those most in need--economically disadvantaged adults and youth and special population groups like veterans, migrant farm workers, and low income seniors--into a block grant to governors
  5. Contribute to the emerging division between those American's who have the requisite skills to find employment and those who do not.
Reference: SKILLS Act; Bill H.R. 803 ; vote number 13-HV075 on Mar 15, 2013

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