Sestak for Senate Tip Sheet – Aug. 29- Sept. 3, 2010

NEWS FROM JOE SESTAK, DEMOCRAT FOR SENATE


For Immediate Release: Aug. 30, 2010
Contact:
(610) 891-8956, Jonathon.Dworkin@JoeSestak.com

Sestak for Senate Tip Sheet – Aug. 29- Sept. 3, 2010

Last week, Congressman Toomey was on defense after he tried to deny his plans to privatize Social Security in Pennsylvania, a state that has the fourth largest senior population in the nation.

Pennsylvania voters are not so easily fooled by clever verbiage.

Sadly, this isn’t the only time Congressman Toomey has depended on creative historical accounts to craft his version of the truth:

  • Throughout his campaign, Congressman Toomey has deliberately misrepresented his small business background, while trying to disguise his career working for Wall Street. But would a real small businessman vote against funding for one of the Small Business Administration’s most popular loan programs and support a flat tax that renders small businesses unable to compete with large corporations?
  • Congressman Toomey purports to represent fiscal responsibility, but a look at his record shows that he turned our surplus into the largest deficit in our history with benefits going to the wealthiest few at the expense of the middle class. He’s willing to support $700 billion in unpaid-for tax breaks to the very rich, but scoffs at extending unemployment benefits for those hardest hit by the recession.
  • All summer long, Congressman Toomey and his backers from Wall Street and Big Oil have been spending millions of dollars on negative ads, paid for by special interests to deceive Pennsylvania’s working families. Time and again, they have been proven false by independent sources.
  • And those are just a few examples that will be expounded upon this week.

He may try to make his past disappear, but fortunately for voters, Congressman Toomey is no magician. He cannot hide from his real record. When will Toomey own up to the facts and put an end to the “semantic subterfuge”?

Joe Sestak was elected to Congress in 2006 after a distinguished 31-year career in the United States Navy, and he is honored to represent the Southeastern Pennsylvania district where he was born and raised. He is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.  During his Navy career, Joe attained the rank of 3-star Admiral, served in the White House as Director for Defense Policy on President Clinton’s National Security Council, served in the Pentagon as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, and led a series of operational commands at sea, culminating in command of the USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier Battle Group (30 ships, 100 aircraft, and 15,000 sailors/marines/aviators/SEALs) during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In our nation’s time of crisis in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the Navy turned to Joe Sestak to serve as the first Director of “Deep Blue,” the Navy anti-terrorism unit formed in response to the attacks. Joe is the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to either branch of Congress. He graduated second in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. Joe lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Alex, and proudly represents the 7th District, where his mother and many of his seven siblings still reside.

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