Republican Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez will attack Democratic US Representative Edward J. Markey on Tuesday for voting nearly 300 times in favor of higher taxes, a Gomez campaign adviser said.
At an afternoon event in Mattapan, Gomez will argue that Markey’s voting record during 37 years in Congress, including 271 votes in favor of higher taxes, has harmed small businesses. According to his campaign, Gomez will argue for “real tax reform” and a lower corporate tax rate.
“I can understand why Ed Markey thinks the answer to everything is higher taxes and more spending. He’s never had a real job in the real world,” Gomez will argue, according to excerpts provided by his campaign. “He is an out of touch, career Washington politician who has never had to make a payroll or balance a budget.”
The Gomez adviser said the private equity investor would not commit to a pledge pressed on many national Republicans to oppose any higher taxes.
Markey spokesman Andrew Zucker defended the Congressman. “Ed Markey has voted to enact more than a trillion dollars in tax cuts for small businesses, working families and the middle class. Equally important, he’s stood up to Republicans in Congress by fighting to close corporate tax loopholes, end unnecessary deductions and save $700 billion over ten years by putting a stop to corporate tax evasion that rewards companies for shipping jobs overseas,” Zucker said.
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