Senate Democrats

WHAT THE REPUBLICAN “PLEDGE” REALLY MEANS:

MORE DEFICIT-EXPLODING GIVEAWAYS TO BILLIONAIRES AND CEOS WHO SHIP AMERICAN JOBS OVERSEAS

WHEN REPUBLICANS “PLEDGE” TO… THEY REALLY MEAN THEY WILL:
“Permanently Stop All Job-Killing Tax Hikes.”
  • Re-open tax loopholes that reward companies for shipping American jobs overseas which Democrats closed.[i]
  • Give deficit-exploding handouts to CEOs who ship American jobs overseas.[ii]
  • Hold middle-class tax cuts hostage to giveaways for CEOS and special interests.[iii]
“Rein in the Red Tape Factory in Washington, DC”
  • Let Wall Street off the hook for gambling away Americans’ savings.[iv]
  • Let mine companies off the hook when mines collapse.[v]
  • Let food producers off the hook when contaminated food kills innocent Americans.[vi]
“Give Small Businesses a Tax Deduction.”
  • Pretend Wall Street bankers and partners in law firms represent small businesses, and hand them giant, deficit-exploding tax giveaways.[vii]
  • Vote against relief for real small businesses.[viii]
  • Put small business’ interests behind the interests of Wall Street and companies that ship American jobs overseas.[ix]
“Repeal The Job Killing Health Care Law And Put In Place Real Reform”
  • Let insurance companies go back to denying children coverage due to pre-existing conditions.[x]
  • Let insurance companies go back to imposing lifetime limits.[xi]
  • Push millions of Medicare beneficiaries back into the “doughnut hole.”[xii]
  • Take away tax breaks that help small businesses pay for health care.[xiii]
“Our Plan Stands On The Principles Of Smaller, More Accountable Government; Economic Freedom; Lower Taxes.”
  • Read Rep. Boehner’s lips: “We are not going to be any different than what we’ve been.”[xiv]
  • Despite their rhetoric, Republicans will take us back to Bush-era policies of giving huge handouts to CEOs and the very wealthy while the middle class suffers – the same policies that drove us into a recession and cost 8 million Americans their jobs.[xv]



[i]Under their Pledge, the GOP would seek to remove the offset in H.R. 1586. [H.R. 1586, 8/5/10]
[ii][Washington Post, 9/15/10]
[iii][Washington Post, 9/23/10]
[iv]Under their Pledge, the GOP would seek to remove the offset in H.R. 1586. [H.R. 1586, 8/5/10]
[v]Every House Republican Opposed Common Sense Mine Safety Reforms. [H.R. 5663 Committee Vote, 7/21/10]
[vi][New York Times, 9/18/10]
[vii][U.S. Treasury Department Press Release, 8/4/10]
[viii][H.R. 5297, 9/16/10]
[ix][H.R. 5297, 9/16/10; H.R. 4173, 7/15/10]
[x][UPI, 9/23/10]
[xi][UPI, 9/23/10]
[xii][Washington Post, 8/7/10]
[xiii][CNN Money, 3/22/10]
[xiv][New York Times, 9/23/10]
[xv]Los Angeles Times, 9/20/10]

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