Congressional Candidate Dan Maffei’s campaign spokesperson Marc Brumer made the following statement regarding Congresswoman Buerkle’s television advertisement released Tuesday.
"Congresswoman Buerkle does not mention a single thing she has done for the people of Central New York during her two years in Congress. Maybe that’s because during that time she has voted to raise taxes on the middle class, slash education funding, and gut medicare in order to pay for enormous new tax breaks for billionaires"
Congresswoman Buerkle voted against extending the Payroll Tax cut. Raising the Payroll Tax would cost the average New York family with a job $1000 a year. [clerk.house.gov, Vote 72, pbs.org, accessed August 11, 2012]
Congresswoman Buerkle voted for the Ryan budget which would cut the Department of Education more than $115 billion. [OMB - 3/21/2012]
Congresswoman Buerkle voted for the Ryan Budget. The Ryan Budget would make Medicare into a private voucher program that would double costs on seniors. [clerk.house.gov, Vote 277, CMA Health Policy Consultants, accessed 9/4/2012]
The House Republican Budget Would Give People Making Over $1 Million Per Year a $265,000 Tax Cut. [Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 3/27/12; see also Urban-
Brookings Tax Policy Center, Table T12-0078 and T10-0132]