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Blumenthal: Suing business is a jobs-creation strategy!

From The New Haven Register's report on a debate between the two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Merrick Alpert, a businessman and former U.S. Air Force officer.

[Alpert] said that Connecticut has lost jobs in Blumenthal's 20 years in office and asked, "How many jobs have your lawsuits created?"

Blumenthal shot back, "Our lawsuits, our legal actions actually create jobs because businesses actually welcome competition and a level playing field. What they really want is fair enforcement."

According to the CNBC's annual report on "Top States for Business," Connecticut ranked 47th among states in the cost of doing business.

The Register also reported on the Republican candidates' debate, "U.S. Senate candidates strike similar themes, little discord."

(Hat tip: Jim Geraghty, who cracks, "By this standard, John Edwards was a fantastic jobs creator.")

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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