GOP women hear plan for employment
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/03/2010 09:51:02 PM PST

POMONA – Republican Carly Fiorina said she is running for the U.S. Senate to bring common sense and real-world experience to Washington, D.C.

In a speech on Wednesday to members of the California Federation of Republican Women Southern Division, Fiorina shared anecdotes from her life and work experience that she believes make her qualified to defeat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.

“I am a conservative because I know based on years of experience in the real world that people make better choices for themselves and their families than somebody else can make for them,” Fiorina said.

“And that people will spend or invest their money more wisely than someone else will spend or invest for them.”

Fiorina said she is focused on creating jobs in the state as well as cutting the amount of spending by the federal government.

“Foreigners now own more of our debt than Americans do,” Fiorina said. “Chinese are now financing our spending binge. The deficit is not just an economic issue … Now, I believe, the deficit has become a national-security issue.”

Growing the economy and cutting spending are the only two ways to control the trillion-dollar deficit the federal government has accumulated, she said.

“How do you grow the economy?” Fiorina said. “You grow it by making it as easy as possible for innovators, entrepreneurs and small-business owners to form, to hire, to grow. We have to fight for every job in this state, in this nation, and right now we are working as hard as we can to drive jobs away.”

Fiorina attributes people who have been successful in business to the ability they have to live the American dream.

Fiorina, who started off as a secretary and became the CEO of a Fortune 20 company, said she has been able to live that dream.

“We start down the path to live the American dream not because of the government,” she said. “We start our path to live our American dream because someone had the guts to start a business and hire somebody.”

The Southern Division of the California Federation of Republican Women covers seven counties in Southern California, from San Bernardino to Santa Barbara.

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