Massachusetts Voters Beware. Millionaire candidate Sen. Scott Brown portrays himself as an “average guy in a pickup” when in reality he’s a big backer of Wall Street, not Main Street.
“Scott Brown: Wall Street’s Favorite Senator,” a new website launched by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, highlights Brown’s two-year anti-worker voting record in the Senate, including his votes to eliminate Davis-Bacon construction wage provisions, his vote against paycheck fairness for women, his vote for continuing subsidies for big oil companies and his support for doubling the loan interest rate for students and their families from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
Brown supported a Wall Street Reform bill only after he cut out a tax on Big Banks. In sum:
- Scott Brown Voted With Working Families: 7 Times
- Scott Brown Voted AGAINST Working Families: 29 Times
Says Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman:
Sen. Brown has consistently deserted working families when we have needed him the most.
“Wall Street’s Favorite Senator” includes specifics on Brown’s voting record and links to the latest news stories on Brown—all of which make clear, says Tolman, that
Working families should support Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate to be a champion for our issues.
Warren, who fueled passage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and has been a dynamic champion for workers’ interests, is backed by the Massachusetts union movement.