Susan Bysiewicz on Corporations
Bysiewicz continued hammering Murphy on what has been one of her main lines of attack throughout the campaign: That he has failed to stand up to powerful Wall Street interests because he has accepted campaign contributions from big Wall Street firms. "You've taken thousands of dollars in PAC money from all the bad actors in the financial crisis," she said, "and then you vote to keep the hedge fund loophole open. It seems to me there's a connection there."
But Murphy accused her of "hypocrisy" and said she, too, has accepted Wall Street money. "Secretary Bysiewicz seems to have a problem with the contributions that I've taken but when she takes contributions she doesn't seem to have a problem with those," he said, saying her stance smacks of a "political double standard."
She says she wants to see an end to the war in Afghanistan and an end to what she calls corporate welfare; she seeks to fight for immigration reform and she intends to hold Wall Street accountable for "this huge mess" the country is in, according to a recent interview with The New Haven Register.
Murphy said he previously voted to change the rate, but did not on that particular occasion for cost reasons. "She has suggested over and over again that I oppose ending the preferential tax treatment for carried interest. It is not true. I have voted three separate times to end that loophole," Murphy said.
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AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Taitz(R)
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