McCaskill Launches New Ads On Outsourcing
Featuring Missourians Who Have Lost Their Jobs Due To Outsourcing, Ads Highlight Washington's Misguided Priorities
McCaskill is launching two new "Real Missouri Voices" web ads, featuring Missourians in their own words talking about how job outsourcing has affected their lives. (The ads can be viewed here: www.RealMissouriVoices.com).The ads feature two men--James Parson and Sean Putnam--who have had their jobs shipped to Mexico.
"Washington's priorities are all wrong," McCaskill said. "Unfair trade agreements have sent good American jobs packing, hurting Missouri workers and communities. We should be encouraging businesses to stay at home, not rewarding them for moving overseas."
Despite the devastating effects of outsourcing on Missouri families and communities, Talent has consistently supported unfair trade policies and corporate loopholes that reward companies who move overseas. He voted against repealing tax incentives for U.S. companies who move overseas and against requiring companies to use offshore profits on domestic development to receive reduced tax rate.
Unlike Talent, McCaskill opposes free trade agreements that threaten Missouri's manufacturing and agriculture industries. McCaskill believes that any trade agreements we enter need to raise the labor and environmental standards of other nations, instead of serving as an avenue for cheaper labor and lax requirements for businesses. She will also fight for Missouri jobs by cracking down on corporate loopholes that reward companies that ship American jobs overseas.
"Many of the trade policies we see today are made to benefit big business and big agriculture," McCaskill said. "When I go to Washington, I'll fight on the side of Missouri's workers and family farmers for fair trade policies."