Tim Johnson Watch

Representative Tim Johnson was elected to represent the residents of Illinois' 15th Congressional District in Central Illinois. His constituents should know what he's doing.

Location: 15th Congressional District, Illinois, United States

A concerned citizen of Central Illinois.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Where Are Those Jobs?

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Orwellianly-named American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, A Taxing Matter takes a look back and concludes that the results have been exactly what would have been expected at the time of passage -- big tax benefits for corporations that have done business abroad while keeping their money overseas, and nothing for jobs here at home:
The Wall Street Journal's front page story today (see above) notes that several of the companies that are bringing home large amounts of cash are simultaneously pursuing plans to lay off workers. An example is Colgate-Palmolive, which announced in July that it would repatriate $800 million and announced plans to lay off 4,450 people over the next four years.
Maybe that's why Illinois Repulicans Ray LaHood and Mark Kirk voted against it, as did Illinois native Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI).

Tim Johnson voted for it.


Blogger heropoo said...

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11:10 AM  
Blogger Philosophe Forum said...

Johnson & LaHood voted against HR 3893. I blogged about it. Any idea what's up with it?

Johnson, unlike the rest of IL's GOP congressional delegation, also took the most money from DeLay yet has voted the least with him. If you have any info, I suggest sending it to Dr. Gill.

Also FYI -- the comment above is SPAM. Consider activating Blogger's word verification feature.

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12:58 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Thanks, Philosophe, for the tip on the spam.

As for the Gasoline bill, Johnson voted against it, but he also voted against the Democratic effort to send it back to committee, which would have killed or at least substantially delayed it. I may try to address this further later in the week].

11:43 PM  

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