Rob Portman on Corporations
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
SANDERS: You know, it is hard not to laugh to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys. I don't mean to be disrespectful. This guy is a fraud. This guy ran for president of the United States saying, "I, Donald Trump, I'm going to take on Wall Street. These guys are getting away with murder." And then, suddenly, he appoints all these billionaires. And now he is going to dismantle legislation that protects consumers. But I think he is going to sell out the middle class and the working class of this country. And that business on Wall Street, he told us--in fact, it's in the Republican platform--he is going to bring back Glass-Steagall, we're going to be dividing up commercial banks from investment banks from insurance companies.
He cited as an example the air freight company DHL which devastated Wilmington when it began shuttering operations in 2008. DHL shocked city and state officials when it announced plans in 2008 to discontinue ground delivery services, which led to the end of operations in Wilmington and the loss of nearly 8,000 jobs.
Fisher responded to Portman's criticism about company visits that he doesn't need to tour factories because he's has on-the-ground experience negotiating deals and saving companies.
Portman shot back: "Maybe you ought to visit some more of those factories because that's not what I'm hearing."
Fisher called for more stringent trade and tax policies to discourage companies from moving overseas. Portman's economic solutions included more favorable tax and regulatory policies to encourage business development, more effective workforce training programs, and undefined spending cuts to lower the deficit. He said his health-care plan would include provisions to restrict malpractice lawsuits, a GOP priority left out of the new law.
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