Boyd ‘Welfare to Work’ TV spot: He worked for $1 an hour at age 8


Press release from Randy Boyd campaign

Nashville, Tenn. – Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor, launched his latest campaign commercial “Welfare to Work” which highlights Boyd’s belief that those who are able to work should work, not permanently live on government assistance.

The 30-second ad notes Boyd’s work ethic began at age eight while working on the factory floor and continued as he worked to put himself through the University of Tennessee.

“I started working at eight-years-old for a dollar an hour at my Dad’s factory, then paid my way through college working injection-molding machines at night,” says Boyd.

Boyd notes that learning the value of hard work propelled him to start his business from scratch and believes that there is dignity in having a job and not depending on the government.

“I never expected the government to take care of me, but today, too many people do. I believe those who can work, should work – not permanently live on welfare,” Boyd touts.

The statewide broadcast and cable TV buy will begin airing on Friday, June 8. The full ad may also be viewed on campaign social media as well as YouTube:

“As conservatives, we believe in the dignity of hard work, and as Governor, I’m determined to make sure every Tennessean has the opportunity to develop a job-ready skill,” said Boyd. “The American Dream  is alive in Tennessee when we focus on expanding opportunity, not the size of government.”

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