He was scared to say it, so his campaign put out a statement (man up, Brown, no need to hide behind your interns: say it, if you mean it). In addition to consistently pushing for tax cuts for Wall Street, Brown has now also taken a position today against going after big banks to recover the costs of last year’s federal bailout — necessitated by the ruin George W. Bush and the GOP made of our economy.
Republican Scott Brown has sided with Goldman Sachs against every taxpayer in Massachusetts.
DNC Chair Tim Kaine lays out the optics (email, no link):
The differences between Democrats and Republicans couldn’t be more clear: Democrats are standing with middle class taxpayers in support of President Obama’s proposal to hold Wall Street accountable for the cost of the bailout, while Republicans are standing with the big banks who caused the crisis and then gave extravagant bonuses to failed executives.
“And, in Massachusetts, the difference between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown just became even clearer. Martha Coakley will fight for taxpayers. But Republican Scott Brown will be a lockstep follower of the failed economic policies of George W. Bush — the policies that reward greed, punish working families, and created this recession. His zealous defense of Wall Street executives and their outrageous bonuses may play well with his national Republican base, but the people of Massachusetts will reject his failed Republican agenda.
Files a bill to allow rape victims to be denied emergency care.
His “200K” truck revealed as the shallow prop of a would-be populist who actually has four homes and Caribbean time share.
And just when it looked like the teabagger army really was about to invade Massachusetts.