3 Big Reasons Senator Burr is Avoiding Debates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
CONTACT: Matt Kravitz, 919.438.1836
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3 Big Reasons Senator Burr is Avoiding Debates

One Month Later, Burr Still Stalling on Invitation to Participate in Debates

RALEIGH, N.C. – It has been four weeks since incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr was sent an invitation to participate in four debates with Democratic challenger Deborah Ross. Over these weeks, the Burr camp has stalled. What is incumbent Richard Burr hiding?

“Richard Burr’s a classic example of what’s wrong with Congress these days. His actions are geared toward personal benefit instead of the public good,” said Matt Kravitz, Press Secretary for the North Carolina Democratic Party. “He wrote a plan to privatize Medicare while his campaigns took more than $1 million from insurance companies. He voted to raise taxes for working people and cut taxes for millionaires while using his position in Congress to become a millionaire himself. He even supported tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas while taking campaign checks from companies that ship jobs away. It’s clear that Burr is avoiding debates because he knows voters aren’t going to like what they hear when his record is exposed.”

There are many reasons why Burr doesn’t want to debate, but here are three:
1) Cashing in while selling seniors short: Burr authored a plan to privatize Medicare and cut seniors’ benefits while his campaigns have received more than $1 million from insurance companies that stand to profit from his plan. He has also voted to cut Social Security.

2) Raking in millions while voting to raise taxes on working people: Burr more than quadrupled his wealth while in Congress, becoming a millionaire. He voted for massive tax cuts for his fellow millionaires, but voted against tax breaks for working people and even voted in favor of hiking their taxes.

3) Shipping jobs overseas: Burr supported tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas while taking campaign checks from these companies that ship our jobs away.

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