Friday, May 18, 2012

Wil Cardon Dishonestly Attacks Conservative-Supported Response to Liberal Cap-and-Trade Bill

PHOENIX – Millionaire self-funding candidate Wil Cardon is out with a new television ad, dishonestly attacking Jeff Flake for his support of a revenue-neutral tax swap that was put forward in response to the Democrats’ awful 2009 cap-and-trade proposal (which Flake opposed). Unlike cap and trade, the measure that Flake supported cut taxes and did not increase spending.

Many notable conservatives supported the bill’s honest, market-driven approach, including Arthur Laffer, a noted economist and former economic policy advisor to President Reagan, who said:

“The bill that Jeff Flake cosponsored was a smart, free market, conservative approach to expose the Democrat’s Cap and Trade bill for was it was -- a massive tax increase.”

“I’ll trust Arthur Laffer’s conservative opinion on economic matters over that of a Big-Government Republican like Wil Cardon any day of the week,” said Andrew Wilder, communications director for Flake for Senate.

“Cardon has made a habit of attacking proponents of conservative economic principles in this race, and this dishonest ad is only his most recent effort to shade the truth.”

Laffer also penned an op-ed in the New York Times in support of the bill:

Tom Jenney, Arizona director for Americans for Prosperity, wrote an op-ed in the Arizona Republic laying out the conservative case for the approach Flake supported:

And conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote in the Weekly Standard describing a net-zero gas tax approach as “a once in a generation opportunity that we cannot afford to miss”:

Jeff Flake is a leading conservative reformer, known for his battle against earmarks and wasteful spending in Congress. His record is one of supporting lower taxes, limited government and less regulation.

For more information on Jeff Flake and why he’s running for the U.S. Senate, please visit his website at


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