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Republican Senate Candidates and Overseas Outsourcing

* Carly Fiorina of California called the outsourcing of American jobs “right shoring.” As the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina shipped numerous American jobs overseas, including to India, Ireland, and Canada.
* Dan Coats of Indiana made big bucks while lobbying and consulting for Cerberus as it announced a plan to sell GDX Automotive and close a plant in Wabash, Indiana costing the area 800 jobs. Coats also lobbied on patent issues for Bank of America while they tried to patent a formula which would make the outsourcing of American jobs easier. Finally, Coats lobbied on trade issue for another company that shifted production from the United States to Singapore.
* Richard Burr of North Carolina voted twice, just this past summer, to protect tax loopholes for American companies that U.S. jobs overseas. Burr has also previously voted to protect tax subsidies for companies that offshore manufacturing, including to China, and has voted to protect tax incentives for companies that move jobs overseas.
* David Vitter of Louisiana has a long track record of voting to protect incentives for companies that move jobs from the United States to foreign countries and for voting to protect tax subsidies for companies that offshore American jobs.
* Mark Kirk of Illinois voted six times to protect loopholes that reward corporations that ship American jobs overseas, including last month, when Kirk voted against a bill that save 5700 jobs for teachers, funded in part by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas. Kirk even voted against providing extra assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs to outsourcing.
* John Boozman of Arkansas voted six times to protect loopholes that reward corporations that ship American jobs overseas and voted against providing extra assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs to outsourcing.
* Roy Blunt of Missouri voted five times to protect loopholes that reward companies that ship American jobs overseas and voted against providing extra assistance to Missouri workers who lost jobs due to outsourcing.

MR. WALL STREET IS ALSO MR. OFFSHORING

* Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania voted in 2004 to give a multi-billion dollar Homeland Security contract to an offshore tax dodger. Toomey also voted to give and protect benefits and tax breaks to corporations dodging U.S. taxes by locating offshore, and opposed penalties for corporations laying off more U.S. workers than they do in foreign countries.

THE WWE CEO WHO MADE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SELLING TOYS MADE IN CHINA

* Linda McMahon of Connecticut’s company, World Wrestling Entertainment, has a licensing agreement to have its toys manufactured in China. In 2009, WWE earned $8 million in toy sales.

THE REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES WHO JUST DON’T GET IT

* Ken Buck of Colorado defended corporations for shipping jobs overseas and outsourcing and said “we are not gonna be able to keep jobs in America because those jobs started out in America.” Buck also said he didn’t really have any specific ideas in mind for a plan to keep manufacturing jobs in America.
* Dino Rossi of Washington opposed closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas just last month.
* John Raese of West Virginia is a foe to the American steel industry and just last month blamed the bad economy on tariffs placed on foreign steel entering the United States.
* Ron Johnson of Wisconsin shrugs off American jobs losses and even called lost manufacturing jobs “creative destruction” and “necessary.”
* Sharron Angle of Nevada called saving education jobs in Nevada a giveaway to “special interests,” while supporting protecting tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas.
* Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire also supported keeping in place unfair tax loopholes which reward companies that ship New Hampshire jobs overseas.
* Joe Miller of Alaska recently signed a pledge from Americans for Tax Reform that would protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
* Christine O’Donnell of Delaware recently signed a pledge from Americans for Tax Reform that would protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
* Marco Rubio of Florida recently signed a pledge from Americans for Tax Reform that would protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
* Rand Paul of Kentucky recently signed a pledge from Americans for Tax Reform that would protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.