A day after Legislator Fran Becker (R-Lynbrook) released his Middle Class Jobs Plan in front of 16-year Washington incumbent Carolyn McCarthy's meagerly attended "Long Island Jobs Fair," the Republican candidate for Congress revealed a startling report by the National Taxpayers Union: for the past eight years, the 16-year Democrat incumbent was awarded an "F" -- a failing grade -- by the non-partisan, independent National Taxpayers Union (NTU), including for the 1st Session of the current 112th Congress.
From 2003 to 2011, McCarthy received an "F" from the NTU. This less-than-stellar ranking for McCarthy comes after a deficient 2011 National Journal Economic Rating of 34%.
"While American businesses and local commerce are hurting -- and as too many of our neighbors and young professionals are searching for work -- Carolyn McCarthy continues to fail us. We need real, workable solutions to fix our economy, not more of the same hands-off attitude and lack of concern," said Legislator Fran Becker. "My opponent is clueless on how to create jobs and grow our economy. She's failed to explain how raising taxes on small businesses -- which she's voted time and again to support, most recently with her two votes in favor of ObamaCare -- will create jobs or spur economic growth."
"My Middle Class Jobs Plan has bi-partisan answers to help fix our economy and get our communities, and all of Long Island, back on track," Becker stated. "While our working families and seniors continue to struggle to make ends meet, only one candidate for Congress actually has a plan supported by 132 American economists. Jobs and economic growth are the backbone of our community and Country. My commonsense plan will fix Carolyn McCarthy's mess," said Becker.
"The difference between me and my opponent is clear. While I've proposed actual common-sense solutions to create jobs and improve our economy, Carolyn McCarthy keeps voting for job-killing taxes," observed Becker.
Becker continued to prod McCarthy to hold the long-time incumbent accountable for failing to improve the national and local economic picture recently, especially while she was in the Congressional Majority.
"Unfortunately, during the Obama presidency, including two years where she was part of the huge Democrat Majority of Congress, Carolyn McCarthy refused to create jobs, cut spending or even put Washington on a long-term, sustainable fiscal path," said Becker.
"Today, in the worst national economy since the Great Depression, Carolyn has been singled out -- yet again -- as a "big spender' by a non-partisan and independent organization while doing absolutely nothing to get us out of the economic mess she put us in," Becker added.