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Economy | Kansas

Roger Marshall Talks Tough on China, Profits off of Chinese Corporation Alibaba

By Chai Karve on October 9, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Kansas GOP Senate candidate Roger Marshall bought and sold thousands of dollars of stock in the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba while repeatedly attacking the Chinese government and companies for their questionable practices.

Economy

Trump Ad Uses Obama-Era Manufacturing Jobs Numbers; Companies Have Outsourced Under Trump

By Chai Karve on September 28, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a recent Trump campaign ad touts the return of 73,000 manufacturing jobs during Trump’s time in office but references a USA Today article that cites data from 2010-2018, an 8 year period that consists of 6 years of the Obama-Biden administration and only 2 years of Trump. Several of the companies mentioned in the article have actually closed manufacturing plants during President Trump’s time in office and are outsourcing jobs as a direct result of Trump’s trade and economic policies.

Economy

Moody’s Report: Biden’s Economic Agenda Better for Jobs, Growth Than Trump’s

By Chai Karve on September 24, 2020.

According to a recent report by Moody’s Analytics, one of the most esteemed economic research organizations in the country, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s proposed economic agenda will lead to a significantly more robust and stronger economy than one under a second term of President Donald Trump. 

Economy

FLASHBACK: Trump Praises Outsourcing

By Chai Karve on September 9, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, President Donald Trump repeatedly defended the practice of outsourcing, or shipping American jobs overseas, during his business career and campaign for president despite claiming to be a champion of American manufacturing opposed to unfair trade deals.

In 2005, Trump wrote a blog for...

Coronavirus | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Brophy McGee, Gray, Mesnard Gutted Unemployment Benefits Before Pandemic

By Chai Karve on August 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature passed legislation to weaken public benefits, harming part-time workers and exacerbating the significant economic pain unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economy | Iowa

Ernst Sits Idle as Iowa Farmers Lose Aid to Maine Lobstermen

By Chai Karve on August 14, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst stood on the sidelines and even praised Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as he continues to gut Iowa's suffering ethanol industry by diverting resources to other states.

Accountability | Arizona

AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers

By Chai Karve on August 12, 2020.

In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...

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