The criticism is based on her being “one of only eight Democrats to vote against a bill – HR 3996, the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007 – that would have protected millions of American working families from large tax increases next year, while taxing very wealthy private equity and hedge fund managers at a fairer rate.”
The press release follows:
As Congress Debates Tax Reform to Close Loop Holes for the Wealthiest;
Brave New Film’s ‘War on Greed’ to Be Screened Outside NY Fundraiser of Congresswoman Who Voted Against AMT Fix
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Brave New Films’ latest movie “War on Greed: Starring Henry Kravis,” which juxtaposes the lavish lifestyle of Private Equity tycoon Henry Kravis, with the lives of middle class Americans, will be screened outside of Illinois Congresswoman Melissa Bean’s New York fundraiser.
Rep. Bean opposes tax legislation that would have closed a loop hole that allows private equity tycoons like Kravis to pay a lower tax rate than many firemen, nurses and teachers.
On November 9, Rep. Bean was one of eight Democrats to vote against a bill – HR 3996, the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007 – that would have protected millions of American working families from large tax increases next year, while taxing very wealthy private equity and hedge fund managers at a fairer rate.
Bean has banked hundreds of thousands of dollars from securities and investment companies in her campaign accounts over the last few elections, including the National Venture Capitalists Association – an outspoken critic of reforming the capital gains tax.
In 2006, Bean also scored a poor 50 percent rating on SEIU’s congressional scorecard for support – or lack of support – for other legislation affecting the livelihood of America’s working families.
When: Tuesday, December 11 – 8:45 AM
Where: Outside Brasserie, 100 E 53rd Street – NewYork, NY
Who: Dozens of activists with video screens of film and flyers.
Service Employees International Union