Labate Criticizes Israel in Response to DNC Speech

Republican challenger says congressman's policies do not benefit the middle class.

Republican challenger issued a response Thursday to Rep. before the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

The response was issued by Chris Thompson, campaign manager for the Committee to Elect Stephen A. Labate, Inc.

The complete statement follows:

"Rep. Israel demonstrated once again in his Convention speech, that he is out of touch with the hardworking Long Islanders in his district. He speaks of strengthening the middle class and fighting for Medicare and middle class jobs, but his record proves otherwise.

Rep. Israel voted for Obamacare, the largest middle class tax increase in American History, he supported $716 billion in cuts to Medicare to pay for Obamacare and he's allowing the Bush Tax Cuts expire, which will have a devastating effect on small businesses, and unemployment on Long Island. The only thing Rep. Israel has been fighting for, is to re-elect President Obama, and get Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker's Chair.

He needs to take responsibility for his abysmal voting record and stop trying to deflect the hard truth."

The Republican National Committee also issued a statement in response to Israel's speech. It read:

“President Obama and his Democrat allies can only resort to false attacks to distract from their abysmal record that has added $5 trillion to the national debt and seen unemployment at over eight percent for over 42 months straight," said RNC Spokesman Ted Kwong. "Nothing the Democrats can say will change the fact that voters know they are not better off after four long years of failed policies and leadership.”

Labate is challenging the incumbent Israel, D-Dix Hills, in the November election to represent New York's new 3rd Congressional District. The new district spans many of Long Island's North Shore communities.

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Janet B. September 07, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Brilliant, Logan! Oh and don't forget how Mitt thinks it's hysterically funny that the polar caps are melting, and doesn't think it affects us directly. The planet in peril has no bearing on the uber rich, I suppose.
Bernard Danuff September 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
That 716 number will sink the Republicans. They should drop the reference and move on. Brooklyn D
JOE September 10, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Why President Obama deserves a second term •According to the bureau of labor statistics(independent government agency) the economy has created 4.5 million jobs in the private sector since Jan. 2010 When Obama took office we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Last year the republicans blocked the president’s job plan which would of resulted in a million new jobs .Under President Obama more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created. The first time manufacturing jobs have increased since the 1990’s Since 1961 the republican administrations have created 24 million jobs and the Democratic administrations created 42 million jobs. •Osama Bin laden is dead and GM is alive Saved 1 million jobs by saving GM while Romney stated “I am opposed to the Auto industry bailout, GM should of went into bankruptcy” There is 250, more jobs in the auto industry then the day the companies were restructured •Romney wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system that will cost seniors more than $6,000 a year •Romney is opposed to organized labor Under the affordable care act aka Obama care healthcare spending has grown only 4% in the last 2 years. The lowest in 50 years •Lifetime Insurance caps have been removed •Children up to the age of 26 are covered •Obama Cut 716 billion dollars in unwarranted subsidies to providers and insurance companies. Romney if elected wants to return that money to the insurance companies •Added 8 years to the life of the medicare trust fund
JOE September 10, 2012 at 08:29 PM
one correction There are 250,000 more jobs today in the auto industry then there were when the companies restructured
Harry R. Burger September 22, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Let's not feed the trolls. Candidates, talk about your own position, stop spending all your time making straw man arguments about the other guy - it's like Clint Eastwood with the empty chair. Reporters, stop giving them air time for the straw man arguments. Just leave them on the cutting room floor and ask the candidate, "What do you stand FOR?" And remember you have a third choice - Michael McDermott is running as an independent candidate. http://www.mcdermott2012.com/


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