Gifts for Big Oil and millionaires, a tax hike for you: New TV spot calls out Toomey for votes that hurt Pennsylvanians

SEIU invests $1.1 million on TV to ensure people know Toomey stands against working families

Incumbent Senator Pat Toomey is not a man without friends. Oil lobbyists, CEOs and millionaires come to mind. And his record shows how generous he was to them, even as he voted to raise taxes on working Pennsylvanians.

A new television ad — airing in the Pittsburgh, Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazleton markets and backed by a $1.1 million investment from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — will make sure people know exactly what Toomey voted for:

  • $24 billion — BILLION — in tax breaks for big oil.
  • A $286,000 tax cut for millionaires.
  • A budget that raised taxes more than a thousand dollars on working families.

“Toomey even wanted to give his good friends the biggest gift of all,” the ad explains, showing Toomey on video saying who he really stands with:

“I think the solution is to eliminate corporate taxes altogether.”

“Pat Toomey puts millionaires and Big Oil first and working people last — that’s how he voted and that’s his record in the Senate,” said Matt Yarnell, President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. “Fortunately, we have a choice this fall, and the candidate who stands with hardworking Pennsylvanians is Katie McGinty. She’ll fight for us.”

The spot will run through the next two weeks. Click here to watch the ad, “Gifts.”

Find a transcript below.

 

Visuals:

 

Pat Toomey in front of capitol, surrounded by packages. Screen slides to reveal oil rig in background, wrapped package in foreground. Written on the tag:

 

To Big Oil, From Pat Toomey. $24,000,000,000 TAX BREAK!

 

Screen slides to reveal mansion in background, wrapped package in foreground. Written on the tag:

 

To Milionaires. From Pat Toomey. $286,000 TAX CUT!

 

Party debris, streamers, hats, confetti strewn all over the floor.

 

On screen: To Pennsylvania Families. From Pat Toomey. $1,300 TAX HIKE!

 

Screen slides to reveal skyscrapers in background, wrapped package in foreground. Written on the tag:

 

To Big Corporations. From Pat Toomey.

 

Video of Toomey saying, “I think the solution is to eliminate corporate taxes altogether.”

 

Image of Toomey.

Title: Pat Toomey. He’s really not for you.

 

Add disclaimer.

 

Disclaimer: Paid for by SEIU COPE. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Translation (English):

 

VO: Pat Toomey’s been busy. Handing out presents in Washington.

 

 

$24 billion in tax breaks to big oil.

 

 

 

 

 

A $286,000 dollar tax cut to millionaires.

 

 

 

 

And to pay for it? Toomey voted for a budget that raised taxes on average Pennsylvania families.

 

Toomey event wanted to give his good friends the biggest gift of all.

 

 

 

Toomey: “I think the solution is to eliminate corporate taxes altogether.”

 

VO: Pat Toomey. He’s really not for you.

 

 

 

 

SEIU COPE is responsible for the content of this advertising.

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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) unites 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. SEIU members working in the healthcare industry, in the public sector and in property services believe in the power of joining together on the job to win higher wages and benefits and to create better communities while fighting for a more just society and an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy.

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