Is Lentz Changing his Position or Pandering to VotersDREXEL HILL, PA – During an event with a small business yesterday, Bryan Lentz retreated on his position about what tax cuts should be extended. “Either Bryan Lentz is realizing his policies are bad for our district, or he’s pandering to different constituencies. Either way, he has some explaining to do,” said Bryan Kendro, campaign manager for Pat Meehan. “For months, Lentz has been opposed to extending tax cuts for those making over $250,000, but when confronted by a voter, he sang a different tune — perhaps realizing that his tax cut policies are not only bad for the economy but bad for families and small business owners.” In August, Bryan Lentz Opposes Tax Cuts for Everyone “Lentz said the tax cuts should be extended for the middle class, but he does not want to bring them back for citizens who make in excess of $250,000 a year. He said middle-class citizens ‘are the ones who will lead us out of the recession.'” (Danielle Lynch, “Lentz, Meehan battle over ‘failed policies,'” Delaware County Daily Times, August 27, 2010) But after Labor Day, Lentz Retreats when Confronted by a Voter “Lentz, who is a member of the state legislature, didn’t commit to [lowering taxes]–and was forthright in favor of resuming the Clinton tax rates on those earning more than $250,000. ‘80% of those people are millionaires,’ he said…then he backtracked a bit in response to the plant manager’s frown: ‘I know some families with dual incomes may reach above $250,000 and I’d be open to seeing if we could raise that number a bit, or phase the tax in.’ (Joe Klein, “Election Road Trip, Day 2: Rowing and Shooting,” TIME Magazine, September 8, 2010)About Pat Meehan
A former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the former District Attorney of Delaware County, Pat Meehan has a proven record of rooting out government waste and corruption, prosecuting tough criminal cases, and implementing innovative new programs to make our communities safer. As U.S. Attorney, Meehan helped coordinate the region’s terrorism preparedness and response, held manufacturers responsible for illegally discharging hazardous materials into the region’s waters, and established a group to crackdown on predatory lending. Pat, his wife Carolyn and their three sons Patrick, Jack and Colin, reside in Drexel Hill, Delaware County. For more information, please visit www.meehanforcongress.com.