John Neely Kennedy on Jobs
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)
Crack down on the “offshoring” of jobs to India & China
If I’m your next United States Senator, I’ll crack down on the “offshoring” of jobs to India, China and other countries, by eliminating tax breaks that encourage offshoring, negotiating better trade
agreements, enforcing the trade agreements we have and restricting government contracts to companies that offshore. American companies need to act like American companies again and export products, not jobs.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues”
, Oct 20, 2004
Raise the Minimum Wage to $6.65
John Kennedy said today if elected he would strongly support raising the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.65 an hour over the next 18 months, which would boost the pay of 10 million working Americans. “The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised
in seven years,” said Kennedy. “Since that time, inflation has eroded its value by 15 percent. It’s time to do something.” Kennedy opposes any effort to gut the federal minimum wage law by allowing individual states to “opt-out” of the minimum wage.
Source: Campaign press release, “Minimum Wage”
, Jul 29, 2004
Opposes federal wage controls & healthcare role.
Neely Kennedy opposes the AFA survey question on livable wage
The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.'
American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.
Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q29 on Nov 8, 2016
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