INDIANAPOLIS – As Mike Pence and his attack-dog Eric Holcomb begin their “Start Your Engines Tour” today, it’s worth noting that under the governor’s first term in office – the state of Indiana and its economic engine have stalled.
Currently, Hoosiers earn just 86 cents on the dollar compared to the average American. That’s nearly $7,000 less per year. And Indiana’s per capita income dropped to 38th in the nation. With the state being ranked dead LAST in economic growth in the Midwest, Hoosier workers are left falling behind the rest of the nation.
“Mike Pence has touted various ranks and ratings to fit his out-of-touch view of the state’s economy, but the only figures Hoosiers care about are their incomes. Under Mike Pence, wages have fallen and the state’s economy has stalled,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “Hoosiers already know the governor will always put his ideology ahead of what’s best for them. However, when will Governor Pence stop scaring good jobs away because of his radical social agenda? Mike Pence is simply not getting the job done, and bottom line – it continues to hurt Hoosier families.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: INDIANA IS FALLING BEHIND THE REST OF THE NATION
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