Labor unions want to put two Pa. Republicans on notice. AFSCME, SEIU and the NEA are airing radio ads telling Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) and Pat Meehan (R-Delaware) to support a debt deal rather than go over the “fiscal cliff.”
Pa. is $70K of the $300K It’s part of a multi-state TV and radio buy aimed at moderate Republicans. The 60 second spot doesn’t criticize either man. Instead, it implores them.
“Middle class families can’t afford that. And our economy can’t afford that, either,” the narrator says of the fiscal cliff, a package of tough spending cuts and tax increases triggered automatically as of Jan. 1.
“Congress should act quickly to preserve the middle class tax cuts. And that will take leaders willing to put people ahead of partisan politics. Leaders like Congressmen Pat Meehan and Mike Fitzpatrick.”
“Congressman Meehan is committed to working towards a bipartisan agreement that protects middle class families from tax hikes and avoids the dangerous fiscal cliff. Congressman Meehan has a long record of ‘putting people ahead of partisan politics’ and he will continue to do so,” said spokeswoman Maureen Keith.
The video above includes the ad. Here’s the full ad script:
There’s a debate going on in Washington about the best way to move the country forward and reduce the deficit.
But there’s one thing that both parties can agree on:
We shouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class.
But if Congress fails to act soon, that’s exactly what will happen.
Because if Congress fails to act by the end of the year, everyone’s taxes will automatically go up – including the ninety-eight percent of Americans who make less than two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year.
Middle class families can’t afford that. And our economy can’t afford that, either.
Congress should act quickly to preserve the middle class tax cuts.
And that will take leaders willing to put people ahead of partisan politics.
Leaders like Congressmen Pat Meehan and Mike Fitzpatrick.
Call Congressman/woman XXX and XXX at NUMBER and urge them to preserve the middle class tax cuts.
Because working families can’t wait.
Paid for by AFSCME, NEA and SEIU.