State of Illinois secondary Archives: on Corporations


Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability

Q: How would you define the change that has come to America under President Barack Obama?

GIANNOULIAS: It's important to put things in context. If you look at the mess that he inherited and the enormous challenges that he inherited--a trillion dollar deficit, increasing job losses--I think he's done everything he can to help turn this economy around.

Q: But is the country better off in this economic recession because of the change that President Obama brought?

GIANNOULIAS: If you look at what would have happened if some of the measures weren't taken [then yes]. They weren't perfect; when you look at TARP, I would have liked to have seen some more oversights, some more accountability requirement that these banks lend money to help increase access to capital. Something we've done in the state treasurer's office. I think that was a missed opportunity.

Q: [To Kirk]: How do you define the change Obama has brought to America?

KIRK: A tremendous amount of debt.

Source: NBC's Meet the Press: 2010 IL Senate debate Oct 10, 2010

Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending

Q: Since August 2009, unemployment has been at 9.5% or higher. That's 14 straight months. What does the federal government do at this point to spur job creation?

GIANNOULIAS: One of the problems is D.C. politicians who have forgotten what it's like on Main Street. The biggest problems that I hear from my friends in the business community is that there is no lending, that is tough to get a loan there. One of the first things that we need to do is to find ways to increase liquidity and to increase access to capital and to make sure that $1.8 trillion that is sitting on the sidelines in the banking system, which can be leveraged to at least $18 trillion We need to do everything we can to focus on that. We need to focus on green jobs: solar, wind, geothermal, bio-mass. There are so many opportunities but other countries like China are getting ahead of the curve.

Source: NBC's Meet the Press: 2010 IL Senate debate Oct 10, 2010

Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda

Q: Since August 2009, unemployment has been at 9.5% or higher. That's 14 straight months. What does the federal government do at this point to spur job creation?

KIRK: First of all, we recognized that the stimulus has largely failed. Second, this Congress has been very, very viciously anti-business: new taxes, new regulations. We need senators and congressmen that will back up pro-growth agenda. For example, my small business Bill of Rights, ten new policies to help out small business. They can't afford a Washington lobbyist to go find stimulus money or a Washington lawyer to wade through the latest 1,000-page bill that Congressional leaders haven't even read.

Q: So tax cuts in your mind is really the job creation?

KIRK: Well, a pro-growth agenda like making sure we don't pass legislation to take away your right to a secret ballot in a union election. My opponent wants to take that right away called the Card Check Bill. I think that's a terrible idea.

Source: NBC's Meet the Press: 2010 IL Senate debate Oct 10, 2010

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