INDIANAPOLIS – Unpopular Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb are reunited and back to “touting” a state economy that has falling wages for Hoosiers, below average growth, and a state where they are allowing discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers to be allowed under law.
But while Holcomb is “quite proud” of Mike Pence, Hoosiers have seen what Pence-Holcomb’s ideological agenda have done to our state, and they want to go a new direction.
“Having unpopular Mike Pence hold a campaign stop for his hand-picked lieutenant Eric Holcomb in Fort Wayne means one thing – Holcomb is in trouble with the GOP base,” said John Zody, Chairman. “Republicans are uninspired by Holcomb because he represents the same failed economic policies of Mike Pence – where their wages are lower and they have to work more for less. It’s not the direction Hoosiers want to go.”
Want to know what Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb won’t tell Hoosiers about the state’s economy? Look no further than below.
Mike Pence & Eric Holcomb’s Sluggish Economy
- Indiana’s economy grew at 1.7%, trailing the national 2.4% average. – [Indy Star, 6.14.16]
- Per Capita Income: Indiana ranks 38th in per capita income, down from 33rd in 2004. – [NWI Times, 03.2016]
- Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a closed door ceremony [FOX 59, 3.26.15], throwing Indiana into a $250 million economic panic. – [The Advocate, 7.10.15]
- Median Incomes: Wages have dropped from $53,500 in 2000 to $46,900 in 2013. – [U.S. Census]
- Hoosiers make 86 cents for every one American dollar earned. – [Indianapolis Star, 6.1.15]
- Indiana ranks 45th in quality of life, 36th in workforce. – [CNBC, 6.2016]
- African American households earn on average $21,000 less than white households. – [Indianapolis Star, 4.11.15]
- Hispanic households make $15,000 less than white households. – [Indianapolis Star, 4.11.15]
- Mike Pence and Statehouse Republicans repealed the common construction wage laws, allowing union worker wages to go down and the expanding wage gap continues to grow in our state. – [NWI Times, 5.6.15]