Outside special interests attack Tammy Baldwin
DC Special Interests that Support Outsourcing US Jobs Launch False Negative Attacks
MILWAUKEE — Tammy Baldwin for US Senate Senior Adviser Phil Walzak today issued the following statement in response to the false, misleading attack ads launched by DC special interests that support the outsourcing of American jobs overseas:
“Powerful DC special interests are eager to send a right-wing Republican to the U.S. Senate who will rubberstamp their corporate agenda, including outsourcing American jobs overseas. Now they are attacking Tammy Baldwin because she has spent her career standing up for the middle class. Jeff Fitzgerald, Mark Neumann and Tommy Thompson are all benefiting from these misleading ads, now they need to explain to the people of Wisconsin why they embrace false attacks from DC special interests who get rich by shipping good-paying Wisconsin jobs to countries like China.”
Top False Claims in Outside Special Interest Attack Ad
Claim: Tammy Baldwin raised taxes by $858 billion.
Fact: Baldwin Voted to Extend Bush Tax Cuts to Low-And-Middle Income Americans, Eliminate Cuts For Wealthy.1
Claim: Baldwin voted to slap small businesses with more job-killing regulations.
Fact: Politifact Finds That Wall Street Reforms Saves More Jobs Than It Might Theoretically “Kill.”2
Claim:Health care reform will “kill jobs.”
Fact: Politifact: The health care law a “job killer”? The evidence falls short.3
These DC special interests support outsourcing.
Throughout her career Tammy Baldwin has stood up to protect middle class Wisconsin families. Baldwin has fought to protect tax relief for working families while repealing tax giveaways for billionaires shipping jobs overseas.
Now Tammy is being attacked by a lobbying group for wealthy billionaires and multinational corporations fronted by a man who said “there are legitimate values in outsourcing” and that the unemployed should “stop whining.”
1. Baldwin Voted to Extend Bush Tax Cuts to Low-And-Middle Income Americans, Eliminate Cuts For Wealthy. On December 02, 2010, Baldwin voted for legislation that would make permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, also known as the Bush tax cuts, on income under $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples. It would eliminate the tax breaks for the top two percent of Americans, saving $70 billion over the next ten years. The extensions would also include current lower tax rates for capital gains and dividends, elimination of the “marriage penalty” and an expansion of the increased child tax credit. [Vote #604, 12/2/2010; Congressional Quarterly Today, 12/2/10]
2. Politifact Finds That Wall Street Reforms Saves More Jobs Than It Might Theoretically “Kill.” When fact checking GOP claims that Wall Street reform would kill jobs, the non-partisan politifact.org said: “On balance, we rate the statement Barely True [Mostly False].” [Politifact, 7/15/2010]
3. Politifact: The health care law a “job killer”? The evidence falls short. (Rating: False). When fact checking GOP claims that health care reform would kill jobs, the non-partisan politifact.org said: “We rate the statement False.” [Politifact, 1/19/2011]