Risch Votes to Help Kill American Jobs

Did you know that U.S. companies get tax breaks to help defray the cost of moving American jobs out of the country?

So, America not only loses the jobs, but we reward the company for sending them away. A bill in the U.S. Senate sought to close that loophole. U.S. Senator Jim Risch helped kill the bill.

Thanks for Nels Mitchell for U.S. Senate for bird-dogging Risch’s anti-worker record:


BOISE – U.S. Senate candidate Nels Mitchell today condemned Jim Risch’s vote to kill a bill that would have ended tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas. This is the second time in the last three years Risch has helped block efforts to close this loophole.

The Bring Jobs Home Act would have offered an incentive for bringing jobs back to America and eliminated the tax break received by American companies for sending jobs overseas.

“I can imagine that Washington lobbyists and special interests are happy with Risch’s vote,” Mitchell said, “but Idahoans should be angry. Idaho jobs will continue to go overseas, and Idaho taxpayers will continue to foot the bill.”

“That’s just plain wrong,” Mitchell said. “Idaho lost more than 18,000 jobs to China alone during one ten year period.”

Mitchell pointed out that on his website, Risch claims to support job growth.

“Maybe he means job growth in Asia,” Mitchell said, “because that’s what his vote yesterday does. It hurts job growth at home and promotes outsourcing of American jobs to China and elsewhere.”

“As the U.S Senator from Idaho, I will work hard to promote job growth here in Idaho,” Mitchell said.

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