Chris on Jobs
“We’ve all seen politicians taking a top-down approach, telling business owners and workers what they need. Listening has become a lost art in government—I got into public service in the first place because I just thought that my government wasn’t listening to me anymore. That’s why I hold my office hours in supermarkets and shopping plazas, and why I go door to door even when it’s not an election year. There are five basic ideas that are the root of my jobs plan, but I will constantly seek input from people across the state to help grow Connecticut’s economy by leaps and bounds.”
-- Chris Murphy
Chris's Jobs Plan
Chris's Jobs Plan is a common-sense way to grow businesses in Connecticut, developed by listening to the needs of Connecticut's employees and employers:
- Simplify the tax code: We must get rid of loopholes that put small businesses at a disadvantage
- Promote and strengthen American manufacturing: Our economy can't survive unless we make things here - and our government should support this effort
- Reinvest in our transportation infrastructure: We can rebuild our roads and rails while putting Americans back to work
- Make education a priority: We won't be the cheapest place to build things, so we must be the smartest
Lead the way in renewable energy: Renewable energy is the next big global industry, and we must work now to ensure those jobs stay in the U.S.
"Getting to Work" Jobs Tour 2012This summer, Chris will be travelling the state and getting to work at jobs to
see first hand the challenges facing Connecticut's working families.