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New Tax Fight Radio Ads In Tennessee And Arizona

In New Radio Ads, Key Undecided Senators Corker, Flake and McCain Are Urged to Vote NO on the Senate Tax Plan.


With the impending Senate vote on the GOP tax plan expected as soon as Friday, the votes of Senators Corker, Flake, and McCain who remain undecided could kill the bill that explodes the deficit and hurts many middle-class taxpayers.

A new six-figure radio ad buy from Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund urges these Senators to do what is right for their constituents and oppose the Trump-GOP tax plan.

"This bill is a disaster for middle-class families and seniors, and it will explode the deficit, just so that the wealthy and big corporations can get a tax cut. Senators Corker, Flake and McCain should stand by their commitments to protect their constituents and their principles and vote NO on the bill," said Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund.

The 60-second spots, entitled "Keep" and "Time," will begin airing today in Tennessee and Arizona, respectively.

Below is a script of "Keep" airing in Tennessee:

Listen to Senator Bob Corker talk about the tax plan and budget deficit in Washington:

"I am a deficit hawk. I do not want this to add to the deficit."

"If I believe it's going to add to the deficit, I'm not going to vote for it."

"Increasing the deficit, which is the greatest threat to America right now."

Over and over again, Senator Bob Corker promised not to increase the deficit.

Well, the Senate Tax Plan would increase the deficit by another $1.4 trillion dollars.

And it's even worse than that. Conservative watchdogs at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget say, quote "Ultimately, the Senate tax plan could add $2.2 trillion to the debt. As a result, trillion-dollar deficits would return by 2020 and debt would exceed the size of the economy in just over a decade." End quote.

Now here's Senator Bob Corker, one more time: "If I believe it's going to add to the deficit, I'm not going to vote for it."

Call Senator Bob Corker, and tell him to keep his promise ... and vote "no" on increasing the deficit.

Paid for by Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund.

Below is a script of "Time" airing in Arizona:

[Clock ticking sound effect] It's time for Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake to make a decision on Donald Trump's Tax Plan. So here are the facts.

Independent economists say the Trump Tax Plan will raise taxes on over a million families in Arizona.

AARP says the tax plan "will result in a 25 Billion dollar cut to Medicare."

The tax plan will raise health insurance premiums by over $2000 for many Arizona families.

And the tax plan adds $1.4 Trillion dollars to the deficit.

So why does Donald Trump's Tax Plan hurt middle class families, hurt seniors, and increase the national debt? It's all to pay for huge tax breaks for the super wealthy and big corporations.

[Clock ticking sound effect] Call Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, and tell them it's time to do what's right for Arizona ... and vote "no" on Donald Trump's Tax Plan.

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse campaign of more than 425 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This requires big corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, not to live by their own set of rules.