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NEW TV ADS: Congressman Hutchinson Fought Against Arkansas Families, Small Businesses

Jobs and Opportunity, an organization affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association, today launched two new television ads in Arkansas illustrating how Congressman Asa Hutchinson has always fought for Wall Street and the very wealthiest instead of Arkansas families and small businesses.

The spots, “Served” and “Butter,” feature Miss Kay and hard-working Arkansans who explain how Hutchinson has put tax breaks for the wealthiest and well-connected ahead of the well-being of their families and businesses. Hutchinson spent years in Washington as a lobbyist for big corporations and special interests and as a big-spending federal government bureaucrat.

Watch “Served” and “Butter.”

“Congressman Hutchinson abandoned the people of Arkansas, like Matt and Marietta, when he gave tax cuts to millionaires and started making backroom deals against the interests of middle-class families,” said Jobs and Opportunity spokesman Danny Kanner. “Inexplicably, Congressman Hutchinson fought for Wall Street over Main Street by voting against tax relief for small businesses.  He has failed to put the interests of Arkansas families first.”

BACKUP FOR THE ADS:

SERVED:

VISUAL AUDIO  
Miss Kay

Scott, Arkansas

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Bell

Little Rock, Arkansas

 

H.Con.Res.148, 106th Congress

 

 

Hey there.  Miss Kay here.  We’ve heard a lot from politicians lately.  But it’s time to hear from real people, like my friend Matt, who runs a restaurant in Little Rock.

 

My business is on Main Street.  But Asa Hutchinson, he served it up for Wall Street, supporting tax cuts for millionaires.

Asa Hutchinson, on July 1,

1999, became a co-sponsor of

H.Con.Res.148, which was a resolution to express the sense of Congress that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should be abolished and the federal tax code should be replaced with a system that applies the same tax rate to all Americans.  (H.Con.Res.148, 106th Congress)

 

Replacing the current “graduated income tax structure” with a flat tax “would result in windfalls for those at the top of the income spectrum [including millionaires on Wall Street] and require either increased taxes on middle- and low-income families or substantially reduced revenue collections.” (Center on

Budget and Policy Priorities,

04/16/98)

     
House of Representatives Vote 94, 2001

 

Asa Hutchinson

Voted Against

Tax Relief

for Small Businesses

 

 

 

 

Tell Asa Hutchinson

Stop Ignoring

Arkansas Small Business

 

PAID FOR BY JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY

And voting against tax relief for Arkansas businesses like mine.  Now that’s tough to swallow. Here you go Miss Kay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Matt.  This smells a lot better than what Asa’s been cooking.

Asa Hutchinson, on May 2,

2001, voted against the Neal amendment to H.R.10, which was an amendment to add provisions to H.R.10 to give “refundable tax credits up to

$1,000 annually to low- and middle-income employees who contribute to IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement pension plans including 401(k) plans.” The amendment also would have allowed “a three-year tax credit for small employers of 50 percent of the costs incurred in establishing such pension plans” and would have offered “them a 50 percent credit for certain employer contributions to retirement plans on behalf of non-highly paid workers.”

(CQ Vote Summary of House of Representatives Vote 94,

2001)

BUTTER:

VISUAL AUDIO  
Miss Kay

Scott, Arkansas

 

Marietta

Benton, Arkansas

 

ASA HUTCHINSON

 

VOTED AGAINST

TAX RELIEF FOR

ARKANSAS FAMILIES

House of Representatives Vote 94, 2001

Folks, now let’s just be honest. We all know that moms run the show in Arkansas.  Just ask my friend Marietta.  She’s got three babies at home.

 

That’s right Miss Kay.  A family’s a full time job.  And a little bit of help goes a long way, but Asa Hutchinson voted against tax relief for families in Arkansas like mine.

Asa Hutchinson, on May 2,

2001, voted against the Neal amendment to H.R.10, which was an amendment to add provisions to H.R.10 to give “refundable tax credits up to

$1,000 annually to low- and middle-income employees who contribute to IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement pension plans including 401(k) plans.” The amendment also would have allowed “a three-year tax credit for small employers of 50 percent of the costs incurred in establishing such pension plans” and would have offered “them a 50 percent credit for certain employer contributions to retirement plans on behalf of non-highly paid workers.”

(CQ Vote Summary of House

of Representatives Vote 94,

2001)

     
SUPPORTED HUGE

TAX CUTS FOR

MILLIONAIRES

 

ASA HUTCHINSON

 

H.Con.Res.148, 106th Congress

 

 

 

TELL

ASA HUTCHINSON

Stop Ignoring

Arkansas Families

 

PAID FOR BY JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY

And supported tax cuts for millionaires and Wall Street.

 

Darling, that is like a biscuit with no butter.  And we got no taste for that in Arkansas.  

Asa Hutchinson, on July 1,

1999, became a co-sponsor of

H.Con.Res.148, which was a resolution to express the sense of Congress that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should be abolished and the federal tax code should be replaced with a system that applies the same tax rate to all Americans.  (H.Con.Res.148, 106th Congress)

 

Replacing the current “graduated income tax structure” with a flat tax “would result in windfalls for those at the top of the income spectrum [including millionaires on Wall Street] and require either increased taxes on middle- and low-income families or substantially reduced revenue collections.” (Center on

Budget and Policy Priorities,

04/16/98)

 

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