Campaign 2010

Oct 17, 2012

Ricky Gill Doesn’t Have a Full-time Job, But Supports Outsourcing Yours

Republican congressional candidate Ricky Gill (CA-09) talks a lot about creating jobs and has even made up a few for his own resume, but the reality is that Gill – who has never actually held a full-time job – is supported by corporate interests like the Koch brothers, who make a profit by shipping jobs overseas. Campaign finance records show that Gill has received $7,500 from Koch’s PAC - as well as $10,000 from other corporations that outsource. It’s no surprise considering Ricky has signed a pledge to protect their big tax breaks at the expense of the middle class.   

 

“Since Ricky Gill has never held a full-time job, maybe he doesn’t realize the rest of Californians can’t afford to have theirs outsourced to China,” said Amber Moon of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Ricky Gill has signed a pledge to protect tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas and received campaign contributions from corporate special interests in return.” 

 

To learn more about Ricky Gill’s job experience, visit RickysRealResume.com 

 

Background

 

Gill Received $5,000 from Koch PAC. On September 28, 2012, Gill received a $5,000 contribution from Koch PAC. [FEC.gov, Ricky Gill for Congress, 9/28/12]

 

Gill Took $2,500 from Koch Industries, Whose Subsidiary Outsources American jobs. On May 24, 2012, Gill received a $2,500 from Koch Industries PAC. Koch Industries is the owner of Georgia Pacific, a company on Lou Dobbs’ list of “companies either sending American jobs overseas, or choosing to employ cheap overseas labor, instead of American workers.” [FEC, Koch Industries PAC, 5/24/12; Exporting America Database, 8/09/12; Georgia-Pacific Corp., press release, 12/23/05

 

Gill Signed Americans for Tax Reform Pledge. Gill has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge stating that he would oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates. [National Journal, 7/28/11; ATR Pledge]

 

Gill Took $5,000 Check from Exxon Mobil - Company Outsourced Jobs. On June 28, 2012, Gill accepted a $5,000 check from the Exxon Mobil PAC. A CNN database listed ExxonMobil as a company that either sent American jobs overseas or chose to employ cheap overseas labor instead of American workers. In August 2009, ExxonMobil was in talks with India’s top technology firms and multinational vendors for outsourcing of several IT contracts worth up to $1 billion. [FEC, Exxon Mobil PAC, 6/28/12; Exporting America Database, 8/09/12; Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/28/12

 

Gill Took $2,500 Check from Home Depot- Company Outsourced Jobs. On June 5, 2012, Gill accepted a $2,500 check from the Home Depot PAC. A CNN database listed Home Depot as a company that either sent American jobs overseas or chose to employ cheap overseas labor instead of American workers. [FEC, Ricky Gill for Congress, 6/5/12; Exporting America Database, 8/09/12]

 

 Gill Took $2,000 Check from Halliburton - Company Outsourced Jobs. On July 23, 2012, Gill accepted a $2,000 check from the Halliburton Company PAC. A CNN database listed Halliburton as a company that either sent American jobs overseas or chose to employ cheap overseas labor instead of American workers. [FEC, Halliburton PAC, 7/23/12; Exporting America Database, 8/09/12

 

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