Stewart Accuses DesJarlais of Hypocrisy on Taxes

News release from Eric Stewart campaign:
In the 4th Congressional District, over 100,000 people could lose $996 a year under DesJarlais plan
It was quite hypocritical to see Rep. Scott DesJarlais join Gov. Bill Haslam, me, and other Tennessee lawmakers this week when the governor signed the bill to lower the sales tax on groceries. The Congressman wants to be in the photo announcing bipartisan legislation for working Tennessee families that he had absolutely nothing to do with, yet he voted against working families when he had the chance to support them in Washington.
In Tennessee, state lawmakers worked this year with Gov. Haslam in a bipartisan manner to reduce the sales tax on food. Reducing the sales tax on groceries is a small step in the right direction. It is a bill that I was glad to support with my colleagues in the State Senate.
Since his time in D.C., DesJarlais has voted against Tennesseans who work for a living. He voted to end the payroll tax cuts–a measure that would cost working class families about $83 a month.[1] According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median income in year 2010 for citizens of the new 4th Congressional District, was $37,966. That means that everyone in the district that earns $50,000 a year or less, would lose around $996 a year if DesJarlais is successful in raising taxes on working class families.

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