For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014
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MATT WOLFE’S STATEMENT REGARDING OPPONENT’S CAMPAIGN ATTACKS
It must be election time, ie time for the Democrats to dust off their old class warfare playbook. At a recent forum, covered by the Northeast Times, my opponent, either on his dime or the taxpayers, stated “Democrats are for the ‘have-nots,’ while Republicans favor the ‘haves.’” “The Democrats stick up for the working families in America,” he said. However last time I checked, my Democrat opponent lives in a single family home on the edge of the suburbs whereby I reside in a rowhouse in West Philly. Also, our candidate for Congress in the First Congressional District lives in a 600 sq ft walk up apartment on the edges of North Philadelphia while the incumbent, who also leads the local Democratic Party, resides in sprawling single home that abuts the Main Line. Tell me again who are the haves and the have-nots.
This sort of rhetoric is not productive for the city. Let’s talk about the legislation that we will support that will help bring the jobs back that the leadership of the city over these last few decades has driven across City Line Avenue. What working families need are better jobs, simple as that. The “have-nots” have not because of high taxes, an irrational tax structure and laws that make it difficult to do business in Philadelphia. Changing those problems require legislative solutions. What’s your plan?