Save RI from the progressive-left’s anti-business, anti-family “no shot” agenda!
Rhode Island families understand that our quality of life can only be improved if more and better businesses are free to create more and better jobs!
Yet, the progressive-left wants to place further burdens on employers and envisions that many Rhode Islanders should dream no higher than survival at some meager, government-defined level of existence … effectively giving them “no shot” to thrive and greatly improve their upward mobility. These elites believe that compassion and well-being should be measured by the number of people enrolled in government assistance programs.
This is a true battle of visions. Their so-called ‘fair shot agenda’ would transform our Ocean State into a liberal hell … where businesses face even higher legal risks and financial burdens, and where worker safety, absenteeism, and workplace productivity are compromised … making Rhode Island a less attractive place for employers and resulting in fewer good job opportunities for families. This government-centric approach crowds out private innovation and suppresses prosperity. In reality, this is a progressive “NO SHOT AGENDA” for Rhode Island.
We are now running radio and TV ads. Our Center’s two spoof “Hey Dude” spots below represent this true battle of visions!
The ad-spot that is running now on radio and television, the second in the Center’s “Hey Dude” series, portrays an up-beat full-time worker welcoming out-of-state shoppers in a dynamic state economy that boomed after lawmakers cut the sales tax and rejected the free-paid-time-off mandate and other anti-employer “no shot” legislative items. The young man earns enough to pay off his own college loans, even while his employer pays him a reasonable wage. He honestly loves his home state of Rhode Island for the real opportunities he’s been afforded.
This is opposed to the the negative vision of the progressive-left painted by the original “Hey Dude” spot. Featured in that spot is a stoned young woman, disinterested in her part-time job. Instead, she decides not to show up for work and laughs about how she can take advantage of recently passed laws that allow her to skip work without notice, still get paid a mandated high wage rate, and even have her college tuition paid for by the state… all while she sits at home and does nothing. She sarcastically wisecracks how great she thinks this is.
With your support, our Center can save Rhode Island from progressive ANTI-JOBS agenda! Please consider a tax-deductible donation today so we can continue to raise awareness.
The four PROGRESSIVE legislative initiatives referenced in the audio clips above, are:
- Increased hiring costs by significantly raising the state’s minimum wage (mulitple bills), costing many Rhode Islanders their jobs
- Mandated “paid leave’ that will further burden every RI employer (H5413)
- How a similar policy KILLS in Denmark … on The Ocean State Current
- Free-college tuition that you and I have to pay for by keeping our taxes high (Governor’s budget)
- Legalization of recreational use of marijuana (H5555) would harm family, societal, and workplace environments
The antidote to this liberal agenda is to CUT THE SALES TAX to 3.0% – boosting the economy, improving our state’s business climate, creating thousands of good paying jobs, and keeping more money in our own pockets so we can pay off our own college loans.