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Lassa Meets with Carpenters to Share Her Fight for Working Families, Keeping Good Jobs in Wisconsin

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Location: Merrill, WI

In Debate, Sean Duffy said: "We've seen Wisconsin jobs being outsourced, but they're not going to other countries. They're going to other states."

Candidate for U.S. Congress Julie Lassa met with carpenters at Lincoln Wood Products to share her fight to end unfair trade practices and cut our nation's skyrocketing trade deficit with China. Lassa called for Washington to close taxloopholes for corporations that ship jobs overseas and crack down on China for currency manipulation that put Wisconsin workers and businesses behind at the starting gate.

"I'm running to fight for the values I share with Wisconsin middle class families: hard work, smart budgeting, and fair competition," Lassa said. "It is imperative that we invest in creating jobs right here in Wisconsin by holding China accountable and by closing taxloopholes that give tax breaks to corporate outsourcers instead of our working families."

While Lassa is running to get tough on China and create jobs in the seventh district, Republican opponent Sean Duffy doesn't believe Wisconsin is losing jobs to other countries. Just last night in a debate hosted by WSAW, Duffy said, "We've seen Wisconsin jobs being outsourced, but they're not going to other countries. They're going to other states." Duffy is willfully misleading voters and is out of touch with the thousands of Wisconsin families who have seen jobs go to China.

Free Trade And Unfair Trade Have Cost Wisconsin Over 75,000 Jobs. According to the Economic Policy Institute, since 1993, NAFTA has resulted in the loss of at least 25,403 Wisconsin jobs and an unfair trade balance with China has cost Wisconsin another 52,300 jobs. [Economic Policy Institute, 7/20/05; Economic Policy Institute, 3/23/10]


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