In a speech at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual luncheon at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown last week, Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) told the crowd “Thank God” for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan:
Brown went on to say about the Ryan budget…
“The leaders will bring forward (Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s) budget, and I will vote for it, and it will fail,” he said. “Then the president will bring forward his budget, and it will fail.
“It will be great fodder for the commercials.”
Indeed it will be great fodder for commercials and assaults on Brown’s stance on Medicare:
“Brown pretends he’s independent and pretends he’s moderate, but he’s making it crystal clear that he supports the Republican plan to end Medicare and will vote for it in the U.S. Senate,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) communications director Matt Canter. “There’s nothing moderate or independent about that. In fact, Scott Brown votes with the Republican establishment in Washington, D.C., more than 90 percent of the time. That makes him fundamentally out of step with Massachusetts.”
At the luncheon Brown also delved “into what he said are the biggest issues facing business owners and average Americans.”
“How many people here have woken up in the night and said, ‘Oh my goodness, I don’t know if I can pay that salary, that electric bill?'” Brown said.
He said while those are the concerns of real business owners like the ones gathered at the luncheon, they aren’t realized by most politicians in Washington.
I find it ironic that the Senior Senator from Massachusetts, John Kerry is the former chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and still a member of that committee with Scott Brown and yet, Brown makes this claim showing exactly how out of touch he is. Brown would do well to take note of Kerry’s achievements in the small business realm, before he opens his mouth on that issue again.
Voters in Massachusetts who still harbor delusions that Scott Brown cares about them and the issues they face would do well to recall that Scott Brown was against Medicare cuts when he ran for Senate. That’s right… He was against the cuts before he was for them. What’s up with that?
The race for Brown’s Senate seat is still just getting started, but my money is on Setti Warren to win.