Yesterday we noted that David Weprin put out the first substantive policy proposal of the campaign when he announced his plan to aid small businesses.
This morning, Bob Turner, his Republican opponent in the race to replace Anthony Weiner in Congress, shot the messenger.
“Career politician David Weprin ranks dead last among state legislators for small business friendliness, and now that he is running for congress he releases a flimsy, 240-word ‘Small Business Jobs Plan’ and expects New Yorkers to believe he is pro-jobs?,” said William O’Reilly, spokesman for the Turner campaign. “Career politicians like David Weprin have driven tens of thousands of jobs out of New York State. Because of their overtaxing and overspending, New York is ranked the worst state in America to do business. Mr. Weprin’s so-called jobs plan is an insult to the intelligence of New Yorkers.”
O’Reilly noted that the National Federation of Independent Businesses gave Weprin a zero percent rating for his record on small business issues as a member of the New York State Assembly last year, and that Weprin supported both the MTA payroll tax and congestion pricing, which opponents say would have hurt small businesses.
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