FACT CHECK: Messner’s Economic Policies Benefit Big Corporations, Not NH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2020
Contact: Ally Livingston, email@example.com
At today’s debate, Republican U.S. Senate candidate “Colorado Corky” Messner lied about Jeanne Shaheen’s record of creating jobs and making a difference for New Hampshire’s economy.
Jeanne Shaheen voted for the biggest middle class tax cut in American history, and has been praised by Republicans and Democrats for delivering small business relief during the pandemic, and for strengthening New Hampshire’s economy.
Shaheen voted for the biggest middle class tax cut in U.S. history in gross dollars. [CRFB]
When the pandemic hit the U.S. economy, Shaheen negotiated the bipartisan small business relief in the COVID-19 economic stimulus bill, and was praised by Republican Senators for helping save small businesses.
As Governor, Shaheen helped New Hampshire businesses create nearly 77,000 jobs and balance budgets without and sales created a job training fund to help train workers in new, high-tech skills.
On the Small Business Committee, Shaheen has worked to expand SBA loan programs and helped make it easier for entrepreneurs to cut through red tape and start businesses.
Shaheen continues to fight against tax cuts that disproportionately hurt small businesses, including the elimination of the online sales tax.
Messner has embraced tax proposals that favor the wealthiest corporations over NH.
FACT: Messner supports making Trump’s corporate tax scheme permanent, favoring trillions in additional giveaways to billionaires, Wall Street, big oil and the insurance and pharmaceutical companies that are ripping off Granite Staters while the middle class gets left behind. [Eagle Tribune, 10/11/19]
FACT: During COVID-19 relief negotiations, Messner favored proposals with huge bailouts for the oil industry and other corporations, but that didn’t include any hospital funding or state aid for New Hampshire. [WMUR, 3/24/20]
FACT: Messner and his law firm, Messner Reeves, actively hurt American businesses by representing the Chinese government to sue an American manufacturer. [AP, 10/6/20]