In 2009, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) joined President Obama in passing an $825 billion “stimulus” that failed to create the promised jobs. In 2010, Tester joined President Obama in passing a $2.5 trillion government health care bill that mandates every American to buy a health care plan. Two weeks ago President Obama proposed yet another $400 billion in new “stimulus” spending.
And today, just 48 hours after Tester doubled down in support of his tax-and-spend record at the Democrat State Party convention in Great Falls, President Obama proposed the largest tax hike in U.S. history – a $1.5 trillion tax increase on investors and small businesses that he says is needed to pay for their reckless spending agenda, which has driven the federal debt past $14.6 trillion.
- As a reminder, when he campaigned for the Senate in 2006, Tester routinely attacked Republican Senator Conrad Burns, for not only raising taxes – in Tester’s view – but for being a “borrower and spender.” Click Here To Watch.
“Under the Obama-Tester economic record, America has lost 2.4 million jobs, the federal debt has skyrocketed past $14.6 trillion, government spending has grown to record levels, and the response from Obama and Tester is to pass a record tax increase on the backs of Montana small businesses,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Chris Bond said today. “It’s painfully clear that President Obama and Senator Tester simply don’t get it, but Montanans will have an opportunity to restore common sense and fiscal discipline to Washington by electing Denny Rehberg to the U.S. Senate next year.”
- MUST WATCH FLASHBACK – Obama In 2009: “You Don’t Raise Taxes In A Recession”
- December 2010: Tester Said He Voted For The Tax Relief Act To Avoid “Raising Taxes On Hardworking Montana Families In An Already-Tough Economy.” “Today, I voted to extend tax cuts for every single Montanan, and to create jobs across rural America. This may not be the bill I would have written—but the decision between raising taxes on hardworking Montana families in an already-tough economy, or investing in private sector job growth is a clear choice.” (Senator Jon Tester, “Tester Statement On Vote To Extend Tax Cuts For All Montanans,” Press Release, 12/15/10)