DNC Chairman Kaine Blasts Scott Brown for Standing with Banks, National Republicans and Against People

Jan 15, 2010, 00:20 ET from Democratic National Committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine released the following statement Thursday night after Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown took the side of banks and Wall Street tycoons and joined national Republicans in opposing a responsibility fee on banks to recoup taxpayer money spent bailing out Wall Street in 2008.

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"The differences between Democrats and Republicans couldn't be more clear: Democrats are standing with middle class taxpayers in support of President Obama's proposal to hold Wall Street accountable for the cost of the bailout, while Republicans are standing with the big banks who caused the crisis and then gave extravagant bonuses to failed executives.  

"And, in Massachusetts, the difference between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown just became even clearer.  Martha Coakley will fight for taxpayers.  But Republican Scott Brown will be a lockstep follower of the failed economic policies of George W. Bush -- the policies that reward greed, punish working families, and created this recession.  His zealous defense of Wall Street executives and their outrageous bonuses may play well with his national Republican base, but the people of Massachusetts will reject his failed Republican agenda.  

"Just as Attorney General Coakley has held the special interests accountable, Senator Coakley will be a voice for the people against the powerful."

SOURCE Democratic National Committee