Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Carly Fiorina says Boxer is a hypocrite on jobs outsourcing

The other day I wrote a piece discussing Barbara Boxer's non-stop political hits against Carly Fiorina on the issue of outsourcing. I mentioned that Fiorina had called out Boxer at a press conference to return campaign contributions given to her by people who had sent jobs overseas. She said:
“It is hypocritical for Barbara Boxer to put up attack ads on me about outsourcing when she has taken tens of thousands of dollars in donations from campaign contributors that have outsourced for years. “Barbara Boxer can’t have it both ways. If she thinks outsourcing is an evil, then she ought to give the campaign money back.”
Today the AP is reporting that Fiorina is continuing to hit Boxer on this issue for her obvious hypocrisy. From the AP:

GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina on Wednesday called Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer a hypocrite for attacking Fiorina over her record of outsourcing as chief of Hewlett-Packard and challenged her to return any campaign contributions she has received from businesses who also outsourced jobs.

Several recent polls show Boxer pulling ahead of Fiorina in the closely watched race after Boxer ran TV ads attacking Fiorina for laying off employees and outsourcing thousands of jobs with she was chief of Hewlett-Packard.

Fiorina responded to those attacks Wednesday at a town hall-style event on the factory floor of a tool manufacturing company. The event was attended by several dozen local small business owners, as well as employees at Aranda Tooling Inc.

"It is the height of hypocrisy for Barbara Boxer to attack me or Aranda or any other struggling business for outsourcing jobs when she has taken tens of thousands in campaign contributions from companies who do the very same thing," she told the group. "Either she doesn't understand what is going on in the economy or she doesn't really care and this is just political-year electioneering and slogans."

Boxer's campaign didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on Fiorina's town hall remarks

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