As the 2012 election approaches, the people of Massachusetts want an honest conversation about the economy and the future of our nation. Unfortunately, the recent on Senator Scott Brown’s job record is full of divisive and misleading language. Let’s look at Senator Brown’s actual record on jobs: since being elected, he has introduced more than 10 pieces of legislation focused on job creation. Two of his ideas were adopted by President Obama last year and were actually signed into law in November. One was the “Hire A Hero” Act designed to give incentives to small businesses to hire returning veterans. The other was a repeal of the 3% withholding tax that would have hit businesses across the country with a stealth tax.
Just this week, Brown hosted a jobs fair in Worcester that will help a community hit hard by the recession. Although our economy in Massachusetts is better off than many other states, Brown knows that there is still more to be done. Clearly, his record shows that he cares about job growth and wants to help his constituents get back on their feet.
Both of the jobs plans referenced by the Young Democrats would have raised taxes on small businesses and job creators. Do we really need to give Washington a higher allowance at the expense of our hard-working job creators? Senator Brown was right not to vote for a tax hike because he knows that doing so right now would kill jobs. Washington is infamous for wasting the taxpayers’ hard-earned money, and Sen. Brown has fought to keep that money with the individuals and communities working to create jobs instead of wasting their money in Washington.
Senator Brown has kept his campaign promise to be an independent fighter for jobs in the Senate. He is the leader that our state and nation need to unite Americans behind practical solutions in the years ahead.
President, Harvard Republican Club