U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown today released his first TV ad of the campaign with a creative spot that features old newsreel footage of President Kennedy calling for tax cuts to create jobs and stimulate the American economy. In the ad, Kennedy and Brown take turns reading from the same 1962 Kennedy speech.
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The 30-second ad -- which is running statewide, on both national cable and network affiliate stations -- makes the point that Kennedy and Brown are two different people, from different political parties and different eras, but with the same message: lower taxes will create more jobs.
The ad begins in black and white with Kennedy describing his tax cut bill: “The billions of dollars this bill will place in the hands of the consumer and our businessmen will have both immediate and permanent benefits to our economy.”
The screen dissolves, and then Brown appears in the same black and white setting. He is slowly brought forward into the present with the use of color, and finishes Kennedy’s remarks: “Every dollar released from taxation that is spent or invested will help create a new job and a new salary. And these new jobs and new salaries can create other jobs and other salaries, and more customers and more growth for an expanding American economy.”
FAST FACTS ON SENATOR BROWN AND TAX CUTS:
Senator Brown would vote to extend the 2001 and 2003 Federal tax cuts, currently set to expire in 2010. These tax cuts provided relief for all by cutting taxes on income, capital gains and dividends, doubling the child care credit, eliminating the marriage penalty and phasing out the death tax. Without an extension, Americans will see a massive tax increase in 2011.
Senator Brown proposes lowering the corporate tax rate. Senator Brown recognizes that American companies must stay competitive to allow our economy to remain the job-creating engine and economic driver of the world. The United States has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world behind Japan. Making America’s business environment competitive with the rest of the world will attract capital, encourage investment and create new jobs.
Senator Brown supports lower taxes for individuals and families. Reducing marginal tax rates across the board will reward productivity and allow people to keep more of their own money. By leaving more money in the economy for consumption and investment, the private sector will respond with more jobs and higher salaries.
Senator Brown has signed the no-tax pledge. Senator Brown is the only candidate in the race who has signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge not to raise taxes on the American people.