Republican candidate for the Senate, Carly Fiorina who has come under fire for her policy of outsourcing jobs when she was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has done a back flip and now says she will give tax breaks to companies bringing jobs back to the US.
The tea party favorite, speaking at a Sacramento restaurant to female business owners has outlined an economic platform which will reward new business with a five-year tax break, and existing companies with a 10-year tax holiday if they repatriate jobs back to the US which were sent off shore.
The Republican claimed that other countries
and states were fighting harder for our jobs than we
are fighting for our jobs. And that's got to end."
Fiorina, the one-time CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is running for office for the first time and has vowed to use her business know-how and insider knowledge of the private sector to push for policies in Washington that will create jobs.
While she may use her business background as an asset, her opponent has been criticizing her corporate past for exporting jobs. Democrat Barbara Boxer has released campaign ads detailing how her Republican rival outsourced nearly 30,000 jobs while she was the CEO, as well as for taking a $21 million golden handshake when she was axed from her position at Hewlett-Packard after its stock prices tumbled.
Fiorina joins Republican gubernatorial candidate in California, Meg Whitman, another former CEO in having her past and personal life picked over by their opponents.