Washington, DC (July 26, 2018) – The Job Creators Network (JCN) will run a full-page ad tomorrow in USA Today turning one of the Democrats’ most famous political zingers against them: “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”
The slogan was made famous by James Carville, the legendary political consultant who ran Bill Clinton’s campaign for president in 1992. Now JCN is turning the tables, reminding Democrats who are promising to raise taxes next year that the economy is roaring because of the tax cuts that took effect in January. The ad is timed to correspond with the Commerce Department’s release of the 2nd Quarter GDP growth, which most economists believe will be exceptionally strong.
“Are the Democrats living in Bizarro World? The current economy is better than we’ve seen in more than 10 years,” the ad points out. It features former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, all of whom opposed the tax cuts and promise to repeal them next year.
JCN President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said convincing Americans they should pay higher taxes and be satisfied with a weaker economy is a tough sell for Democrats.
“It’s one thing for politicians to downplay good economic news because it helps their opponents. Promising to make the economy worse is a political strategy that I haven’t seen before,” he said.