Americans United for Change and AFSCME have a new ad on the air to hold Congressman Rehberg to account for his recent irresponsible votes to preserve the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%. The ad running heavily on the local broadcast stations in Billings, Butte, and Missoula on August 6 and 7.
Tom McMahon, Executive Director, of Americans United for Change had some strong words for Rehberg:
“Congressman Rehberg is clearly willing to protect tax breaks for the richest 2% and big oil companies at any cost, even if means hiking taxes on Montana families. If tax cuts for the rich were really the key to economic growth, how does Rep. Rehberg explain why President Bush’s millionaire tax breaks resulted in the worst presidential jobs record in recorded history? While the Bush tax cuts for the rich certainly failed to create jobs, they were all too successful at running up the national debt. For Rep. Rehberg to insist on doing the same irresponsible thing and handing millionaires another $150,000 check they don’t need and we can’t afford and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. It is past time to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%, so that the rich start to pay their fair share. If we don’t, we won’t be able to protect middle-class priorities like education and Medicare from deep cutbacks. Of course, Congressman Rehberg already tried to go down that road, voting to for the so-called “cut, cap, and balance” plan that would mean severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits for Montana seniors. The Congressman need to get his priorities straightened out.”
Here’s the ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Here’s the script:
“Fair and Balanced”
Americans United For Change
|VO: In America, everyone should have a fair shot at success Visual: Balance Scale starting out even|
|VO: So why is Denny Rehberg trying to tip the scales even more for big corporations and the richest 2 percent? Visual: Scale having coins slowly fall on one side||Rehberg voted to keep tax cuts for the wealthy 2 percent and loopholes for corporations. [HR 8,Vote #545, 8/1/12] “Extending tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans would prevent an average middle-class tax increase of $1,600, or about $2,200 for a typical family of four.” [Center for American Progress, 7/31/12]|
|VO: Rehberg just voted to give people like Donald Trump a tax break worth $150,000 a year while raising taxes on 25 million working families. Visual: Scale having coins slowly fall on one side||A millionaire making over $1 million gets at least $150,000 from the Bush tax cuts. [Tax Policy Center, 7/5/11] House Bill Raises Taxes on 25 Million Americans. “The House Republican leadership bill (H.R. 8) purports to extend all tax cuts, including those for the rich, but in fact it would raise taxes on about 25 million working Americans. That is because it lets enhancements to three tax credits benefitting middle- and low-income families expire. H.R. 8 has no chance of reaching the president’s desk—the Senate rejected a substantially identical version—and he would not sign it anyway.” [Center for American Progress, 7/31/12]|
|VO: That way, Rehberg’s rich buddies can just keep on getting richer. Visual: Show the scale totally tilted toward one side|
|VO: And the rest of us? We can get ………. (loud noise as the scale crashes down on one side) Visual: Scale crashing
Paid for by AFSCME and Americans United for Change.