Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Coming to a Radio Near You

Majority Action is back at it:

Majority Action today launched a new radio ad criticizing Congressman James Walsh (NY-25) for his record of supporting $23,000 in Congressional pay raises while voting multiple times against increasing the minimum wage and making false claims during a radio call-in show.

During a call-in show on WXXI Walsh claimed that he "never" voted against increasing the minimum wage despite the fact that he did vote eight times against increasing the minimum wage. He also claimed that his pay raise was "automatic" when the Congressional Record is clear: he voted six times to raise his pay - a total of $23,000.

"Congressman Walsh should explain why he voted for pay increases for himself of $23,000 while voting against pay raises for working families," said Mark Longabaugh, Executive Director of Majority Action. "Majority Action intends to ensure that his constituents are well aware of Congressman Walsh's record: voting for a Congressional pay raise and against an increase of the minimum wage."

The radio ad is the third to focus on Walsh's pro-pay raise, anti-minimum wage increase voting record. The audio is available on as are the television and Internet ads. Majority Action is an independent organization focused on exposing the record of the current Republican Congress and on promoting a progressive Democratic agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Here is the audio file.


At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really just unbelievable that Jimbo would directly lie on a recorded radio show. Most politicians are at least smart enough to try and dodge the question, Jim just cut straight to the lie.


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