BOSTON – Think you know Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown? That’s the question the Massachusetts Democratic Party asks in a video released today highlighting the fact that Scott Brown is a millionaire, in sharp contrast to the “regular guy” image he cultivates in the Commonwealth.
“When Scott Brown went to Washington, Massachusetts families barely knew him,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh. “Now, it’s clear there’s a millionaire under that $675 barn jacket, with as much as $100,000 in big oil and big bank stocks and real estate estimate estimated at more than $1.6 million.”
The video, “THINK YOU KNOW” notes that Scott Brown, who has worked hard to cultivate a “regular guy” image, is actually a millionaire who owns six homes. The April 2012 issue of Washington Life, puts Brown on the “A List” of the Washington, DC social scene.
Brown’s voting record makes it clear: the junior senator stands with the big banks and oil companies whose stock he owns:
- Brown voted repeatedly to protect tax breaks for big oil companies, the richest, most profitable companies on the planet.
- Brown voted repeatedly against asking billionaires and millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes, opposing the Buffet Rule and even voting against jobs bills that would level the playing field on taxes.
- Brown held the bank reform bill hostage until Wall Street and the big banks got $19 million in breaks.
“Scott Brown says he’s in the People’s Seat, but he voted in the interests of Wall Street,” Walsh said. “He tells Massachusetts voters that he will work with President Obama, and then sends out fundraising letters to his Republican donors promising to defeat the Obama agenda,” Walsh said.“Scott Brown isn’t who he says he is and we’re going to call him out on it,” Walsh said.
You can watch the video here.