Radio Interview in Toombs County
Earlier today, I had a great radio interview with Wilson Smith on WLYU's daily morning talk show, "What is Going On." The show airs out of Toombs County and reaches a good portion of the southwest corner of the 12th District - Montgomery, Tattnall, Evans, Candler, and Treutlen County.
Wilson and I talked a lot about the recent job outsourcings that hit Jenkins County last month, when the Jockey plant in Millen announced that it was shipping 203 jobs to Central America and the Caribbean. If you'd like to read more about it, visit my Congressional website to read the statement I put out on the job cuts, and to find out about the Town Hall we hosted in Millen last week with State Senator J.B. Powell and State Rep. Jon Burns.
Right now in America, working men and women are being squeezed at both ends. Illegal immigration is selling out American jobs to the lowest bidder, while unfair trade deals like CAFTA are shipping out good paying American jobs overseas. It's time to stand up American workers - and that means securing our borders, raising the minimum wage, and doing everything we can to keep good paying American jobs in America.
Wilson and I also talked about the events that unfolded earlier this year in Rincon, when it was announced that a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates was in the process of buying the sole source provider of engine turbine fans for the Abrams Tank. If you want to learn more about that, check out the transcript of my interview with CNN's Lou Dobbs on how too many foreign companies are buying up America's domestic military manufacturers - selling off our nation's ability to defend ourselves one company at a time.
My interview with Wilson should be available on the web in the next few days. As soon as it's up, I'll let you know.