Friday, February 26, 2010

Why Doesn't Suzy Lowdown Like Jobs?

Sorry, but this one is just too good to pass up. I have to get a start on my "weekend activities", so for now enjoy this juicy tidbit from NV Elephant Watch:

Lowden opposes job creation and tax cuts, but loves big bonuses

Sue Lowden opposes tax cuts for small businesses and efforts to create jobs in Nevada.

What she doesn't oppose is a $200,000 bonus for her husband the same year her gaming company cut a quarter of its work force and axed the 401(k) contribution while her family took home a $1 million paycheck.

Lowden joined embattled Republican Sen. John Ensign in taking a stand against the Jobs Bill, which would cut taxes for small businesses and create jobs, in response to criticism of her job-killing history as a Las Vegas casino boss.

The same year Sue Lowden's company slashed pensions and cut its work force, the Lowdens made $1 million, including a $200,000 bonus for Paul Lowden.

Taking home $1 million a year including hefty bonuses, the Lowdens don't have to worry about job creation like the maids, dealers and servers who no longer work in their casino do. And considering Sue Lowden's record as a job-killing casino owner, it should come as no surprise that she opposes a bill to create jobs for ordinary Nevadans -- a bill that 13 Republican Senators voted for. Those Republicans were willing to put American jobs first and partisan politics second. But if you look at Lowden's record rather than her rhetoric, it's clear how much she values the kind of jobs that don't bring in seven figures for her and her husband.

The Jobs Bill Lowden opposes, which was endorsed by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, will:

• Save 1 million jobs and invest in our nation's infrastructure
• Cut payroll taxes for business that hire workers who have been out of work for more than 60 days
• Give a tax credit for businesses that hire new workers and keep them on staff for at least a year
• Help small businesses grow by allowing them to write off investments

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