Linda McMahon on Jobs



Integrated strategy for workforce skills development

As a result of the growth spurred by reduced regulation and the tax cuts, many businesses are having trouble finding workers with the skills they need, particularly people who work with their hands. That's why President Trump has made workforce development a priority, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said.

In July, Trump signed an executive order establishing the President's National Council for the American Worker, which McMahon said aims to create an integrated strategy to bring together employers, educational institutions and unions to develop apprenticeship programs and curricula to provide students with the skills that employers need,. "Simply put, we need a workforce that is ready to work," she remarked.

Source: Business Journal Daily on 2018 Trump Administration , Aug 31, 2018

We need to send job-creators to Washington

McMahon said she would bring the energy of an entrepreneur and the skills of a businesswoman to government. "We need to send job-creators to Washington,'' she said.

Shays questioned McMahon's conservative credentials, noting early in the night that she gave money to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as recently as 2006. The DCCC spearheaded efforts to unseat Republicans such as Shays in Congress.

Source: Hartford Courant on 2012 CT Senate GOP primary debate , Apr 19, 2012

Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class

The candidates touched on the subjects of economic growth & tax rates. McMahon repeatedly emphasized her initiative in crafting a six-point jobs growth plan that would cut taxes for the middle class. If elected, she said, she would try to be a good colleague to her 2010 opponent. "It might be difficult to work with Senator Blumenthal, but he is a senator from Connecticut," McMahon said. "I would try very hard to work with Senator Blumenthal, and I think we might see eye-to-eye on some issues."
Source: Connecticut Day on 2012 CT Senate GOP primary debate , Apr 19, 2012

Minimum wage increases harm small businesses

When accused by Blumenthal of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby against efforts to crack down on adult entertainment being marketed to children, McMahon said she was pleased the company's programming has become PG-rated and said "it's insulting to the millions of people who watch WWE" for Blumenthal to suggest "it is somehow less than quality entertainment."

Outside the debate, hundreds of supporters for both candidates tried to shout down one another. Blumenthal supporters, many representing local labor unions, brought a huge inflatable "fat cat" with the name tag Linda McMahon around its neck. The cat held an inflatable worker, which hoisted a sign that read: "Don't cut my minimum wage," a reference to McMahon's recent comments about how future minimum wage increases should be closely scrutinized to make sure small businesses are not being harmed.

Blumenthal criticized WWE accepting $10 million in state tax credits and later laying off 10% of its work force in 2009.

Source: National Public Radio coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 12, 2010

WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years

McMahon said that as a businesswoman she is better able to represent the state in the U.S. Senate because she has experience creating jobs and Blumenthal doesn't. "Over the last 28 years, WWE has averaged creating 20 jobs a year, primarily in this state. And I can tell you that's what we need more of," McMahon said. "We need someone who knows how to create jobs in the private sector so that we can have an economic recovery."

"She talks about creating jobs," Blumenthal said. "Many of the jobs she's created at WWE have no health insurance, the wrestlers and others are hired as independent contractors." Blumenthal said the WWE is under investigation by the state for allegedly classifying wrestlers as independent contractors, denying health insurance benefits and dodging taxes. "Creating those kinds of jobs, without health insurance is certainly not something that I would brag about," he said.

Source: Connecticut Post coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 7, 2010

People create jobs, not governments

People create jobs, not governments. The best way for the government to help create jobs is to give people incentives to work, save and invest by keeping tax rates and regulations low. Above all, the government should avoid doing harm by not being a burden on people who want to build businesses and create jobs.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.linda2010.com, "Issues" , Sep 1, 2010

Opposed to Card Check legislation

I'm opposed to Card Check legislation because I believe the private ballot must be protected and I'm opposed to giving government bureaucrats control of the workplace. Workers should continue to have the protection of a secret ballot. It prevents unions from intimidating workers, and it ensures a fair outcome for both workers and employers. If this legislation were to pass, it has been estimated that it would reduce employment opportunities by over 750,000 potential jobs in the economy within two years.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, linda2010.com, "Issues" , Jul 20, 2010

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