Carly Fiorina on The Economy

Last Updated : Jun 28, 2010


Carly Fiorina has stated that she opposed the stimulus and the bail-out (TARP). She also opposed the bailout of GM.  She has been criticized for moving jobs overseas while she was the CEO of Hewlett Packard, and has defended that action by noting that the tax rates in the US almost force companies to move at least part of their work force overseas.


Meet the Press

In July of 2008, Carly Fiorina appeared on Meet the Press with Claire McCaskill.  She spoke about Senator John McCain's plan to balance the budget in 4 years.  


Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

In February of 2009, Carly Fiorina appeared on Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.  She spoke about the stimulus and said that both sides agreed that some stimulus was necessary, but then stated that the focus needed to be on something other than small business.  


Web 2.0 Interview

At the web 2.0 conference, Carly Fiorina is asked about her upcoming election for the senate and her position on the bailouts and the stimulus.


No God-Given right to jobs

In 2004, while speaking at a technical conference in Washington as the CEO of HP, Carly Fiorina discussed the trend in the technical field of moving jobs to India and China.  She was somewhat criticized for stating:

She also noted that education was the key to job creation in the future, and that the trend of jobs moving to places of cheaper labor is not one that is new in the US.  This speech was given in part as a response to criticism over HP's recent movement of jobs overseas.


Kudlow Interview

In June of 2010, Carly Fiorina did an interview with Larry Kudlow.   In that interview, she talked about her opposition of the bailout to GM.  The full text of the interview (shown below) can be found at the Kudlow report website here. Interview

In July of 2008, while working on the McCain Presidential campaign, Carly Fiorina gave an interview to  In that interview, they discussed republican inability to stop the growth of government, and the state of the economy. The interview can be found in it's entirety here.


Flash Report Interview

In an interview with Flash Report in November of 2009, Carly Fiorina stated that she opposed the stimulus, and the bail-out.  She states that her position is that the government should reduce spending and lower taxes, which makes it easier form businesses to form and grow.



[1] Website: Flash Report Article: An Interview With Carly Fiorina, Candidate For United States Senate Author: Jon Fleischman Accessed on: 06/22/2010

[2] Website: SFGate Article: Economists back tech industry's overseas hiring Author: Carolyn Lochhead Accessed on: 06/28/2010

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