Meehan: Lentz Panics; Launches Desperate, Negative Ad

Lentz Panics; Launches Desperate, Negative Ad
In Act of Desperation, Lentz Misleads Voters in First TV Ad

DREXEL HILL, PA – Bryan Kendro, campaign manager for Pat Meehan, issued the following statement following the release of Bryan Lentz’s first negative television ad in the race in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.
 
“Trailing in money and trailing in the polls, Bryan Lentz runs from his record as the tax and spend liberal that has endeared him to the hearts of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat liberal elite in Washington,” said Kendro.  “Actions speak louder than words, and this is yet another example of Bryan Lentz’s deceptive and misleading campaign rhetoric not matching up to his voting record in Harrisburg.”
 
Lentz’s Real Record on Tax Increases:
Lentz voted to increase taxes on small businesses already struggling during a recession and he voted to tax health care providers:

— Lentz voted to increase taxes on Pennsylvania job producers by $374 million. (HB 1416, Printer’s No. 2772 of 2009)
 
— Lentz voted for a new $528.5 million tax on managed health care organizations. (HB 1416, Printer’s No. 2772 of 2009)
 
— Lentz voted to increase taxes by more than $2 billion last year by making changes to the sales and use tax, personal income tax remittance schedule, corporate net income tax, increasing the capital stock and franchise tax, new gross receipts tax on managed care, and new taxes on tobacco products. (HB 1531, Printer’s No. 2737 of 2009)
 
— On the final adoption of last year’s state budget, Lentz voted again to increase state taxes by $1.7 billion, including raiding the state’s Health Care Provider Retention Act to pay for increased spending in Harrisburg.  (HB1531, Printer’s No. 2747)
 
— Lentz voted just last year to allow Philadelphia to increase its sales tax by one percent costing everyone who shops and makes purchases in the City more than $200 million in new taxes. (HB 1828, Printer’s No. 2638 of 2009)
 
Lentz’s Real Record on Spending:
Lentz voted to increase spending more than $5 billion in his four years in office.
 
— In 2010, Lentz voted to increase state spending by more than $1 billion. (HB 2279, Printer’s No. 3277 of 2010)
 
— In 2009, Lentz voted to increase state spending in Harrisburg by $2.5 billion. (HB 1416, Printer’s No. 2433)
 
— In 2008, Lentz voted to increase state spending by more than $1 billion. (SB 1389 of 2008)
 
— In 2007, Lentz voted to increase state spending by $843 million.  (HB 1286 of 2007)

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