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Opinion: Sue Lowden opposes tax cuts, job creation

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE FROM NEVADA STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Las Vegas, NV. – Sue Lowden said today that she opposes tax cuts for small businesses and efforts to create jobs in Nevada, in response to criticism of her own job-killing history as a Las Vegas casino boss.

When it was revealed that Lowden cut a quarter of her work force while giving her husband a hefty bonus, the GOP Senate candidate responded by attacking a bipartisan Jobs Bill the Senate passed today to give tax credits and tax cuts to small businesses and spur job creation. The bill was endorsed by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

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.

“Making $1 million a year and taking home hefty bonuses, too, the Lowdens don’t have to worry about job creation like the maids, dealers and servers who no longer work in their casino do,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “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 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