INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Keeping jobs in Indiana is a major talking point for this election. On Friday, U.S. senate candidate Evan Bayh met with Carrier workers at Sully’s Bar and Grill in Indianapolis.
Many of those Carrier workers will be losing their jobs as the company moves production to Mexico.
The meeting comes just days after Carrier employees found out they will be eligible to receive federal benefits for skills training and assistance in finding new jobs.
Bayh said he supports those federal benefits, but thinks they never should have had to be offered in the first place.
Bayh spoke with the group about Carrier’s move to Mexico. He called the current tax code “an incentive” for companies to move out of the U.S. and vows to work to change that if elected.
“I learned just how much they feel that our government has let them down by allowing companies like Carrier to deduct the cost of shipping their jobs to Mexico from Carriers taxes and they’re looking for someone to be their champion. I want to be that champion standing up for these workers to make sure if at all possible things like this don’t happen in the future,” said Evan Bayh.
Meanwhile Todd Young spent part of the day campaigning in Fort Wayne.
Donald Trump made Carrier a talking point in Monday’s first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton. We will find out if it will come up between Bayh and Young when they debate on October 18th.