Posted on | October 10, 2010 | 4 Comments
BOSTON — Charles Baker is the Republican candidate challenging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Lately, Baker has been targeted by attack ads from a group called “Bay State Future,” headed by Barbara Weniger. But this group is actually a front for Democrats and labor unions:
The more than $2 million worth of negative ads, aired by Bay State Future to help Patrick win reelection, were bankrolled by the Democratic Governors Association, with help from the Massachusetts Teachers Association and Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union. . . .
In reports to the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Bay State Future lists the Democratic Governors, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the SEIU local as sources of the funding . . .
Read the whole thing. The “Bay State Future” ads accuse Baker of favoring “tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas,” an accusation against Republicans that is being repeated all over the country this campaign cycle.
This charge is aimed at the Bush tax cuts, which Democrats say gave special treatment to transnational corporations. But Democrats have controlled Congress since January 2007 and have held the White House for nearly two years and have never attempted to repeal those provisions. Why? Because the Bush policy was smart; without it, transnational corporations would be penalized for doing business in the United States.
So if any Republican takes the Americans f0r Tax Reform pledge against new taxs, Democrats say this amounts to being in favor of shipping jobs to China — an absurd and outrageous lie that ignores the realities of both tax policy and trade policy. Rob Eno at Red Mass Group says:
During these final 23 days of the election it is helpful to remember that the Democratic Machine will do anything to hold on to power. They’ll cheat, they’ll steal, and they’ll outright lie. It is up to us to call them out on it.
Damn right. And it’s the Democratic governor Deval Patrick who is really killing jobs in Massachusetts by raising taxes that hurt business.