Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Desperate Bilbray Tries to Divert Attention from the 30,000 Military Jobs He Could Cost San Diego

San Diego, CA – Faced with what he admits is one of the biggest threats to re-election he’s ever faced, Brian Bilbray laid bare his desperation today by asking a question that was asked and answered repeatedly during the primary election.

“Brian Bilbray has voted for sequestration cuts that could cost San Diego 30,000 military-related jobs, and to charge seniors $6,400 more for Medicare so he could give tax cuts to the corporate special interests who have paid millions to support his campaigns,” said Peters’ Communications Director MaryAnne Pintar.

“Scott has made public every single source of his income for the past 12 years,” she said. “Of much greater concern to the voters is how incredibly beholden Mr. Bilbray is to the special interests that have paid millions towards his lobbying fees and to fund campaigns to support him over the past 18 years.”

During the debt ceiling debacle last summer, Brian Bilbray was part of the obstructionist Tea Party effort that caused the nation’s credit rating to be downgraded for the first time in America’s history. The resulting “sequestration cuts” he supported could cost San Diego as many as 30,000 military-related jobs.

“Rather than acting to fix this looming crisis that could devastate our economy, Mr. Bilbray’s acting like a career politician more concerned about saving his own job than about saving the jobs of 30,000 San Diegans,” said Pintar.

For the past 12 years, as a City Councilmember and Port Commissioner, Peters has filed financial disclosure statements that detail each and every source of his family’s income. His most current filing with the Federal Elections Commission is 16-pages long and was made available on line in March 2012. Peters is running to unseat Bilbray in the newly drawn 52nd Congressional District.


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