Supporting the American Worker
Alaskans should be paid a fair wage for a day’s work. However, our national economy has continued to struggle as more and more Americans drop out of the workforce. No state or small business has been immune to its effects. I will continue to support legislation which seeks to lower taxes wherever possible, so that individuals and businesses can keep more of their hard-earned income to get back on their feet. In times like these, it is our country’s resilient workforce which holds the key to digging our economy out of its current hole by continuing to produce the world’s finest goods and services.
During these difficult economic times, many hardworking Alaskans and Americans nationwide are struggling to find work. For those individuals that are fortunate enough to have a job, businesses sometimes take advantage of soaring jobless rates to underpay their employees, banking on the fact that many individuals are just happy to be employed. I will continue to support organized labor’s efforts to negotiate and maintain adequate compensation for America’s workers.