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Campaign Notebook: Hopeful Manufacturers Take Murphy's Survey

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Chris Murphy (D) was joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in Hartford to release the findings of a manufacturers’ survey. In total, 191 manufacturers in Connecticut responded. The survey showed 77 percent were confident in the future. 

"This report gives us the data we need to make the case for Connecticut manufacturing to policy-makers in Washington and across the country,” Murphy said. “We will use this information to push for policies that will create jobs in Connecticut and fight against policies that will ship Connecticut manufacturing jobs overseas.”

The Linda McMahon (R) campaign criticized the press conference and told Murphy to “stop the campaign stunts and produce a jobs plan.”

Fifth District  

In a message to supporters, Andrew Roraback says that “even liberals call 5th District seat a toss-up.”  He said that the Daily Kos, a left leaning blog, changed the race from “leaning” Democratic to “toss-up.”

Unsurprisingly, Elizabeth Esty recently received the backing of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, all of whom are Democrats.

Paul Alexander August 30, 2012 at 07:14 PM
From The Patch article… “Murphy said. “We will use this information to push for policies that will create jobs in Connecticut and fight against policies that will ship Connecticut manufacturing jobs overseas.”” You guys ARE the policies that are causing jobs to flee The People’s Democratic Republic of Connecticut. Do these idiots have ANY concept of cause and effect??? First, DO NO HARM! These guys need a proctologist just to help them find their own heads. “Colt Tells Connecticut, “You Can Keep Your Unions, Gun Bans, and Taxes”…Hello Florida!” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/12/colt-tells-connecticut-you-can-keep-your-unions-gun-bans-and-taxes%E2%80%A6hello-florida/ “Gun Makers May Leave if N.Y. and Conn. Pass Microstamping Laws” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923605/posts
Paul Alexander August 30, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Then there’s this… “U.S. Firms Move Abroad to Cut Taxes” “Despite '04 Law, Companies Reincorporate Overseas, Saving Big Sums on Taxes” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444230504577615232602107536.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_0 Although the above is more a federal/corporate tax rate issue, the basic concept is the same. Cause: Raise taxes to confiscatory levels Effect: Firms (and the jobs they provide) LEAVE Connecticut policy makers would be wise to get their minds right on this most BASIC of dynamics.

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