After Laying Off Employees in First Act as Congressman-Elect, Joe Heck Touts His Record as a Small Business Owner in First 2012 Ad
Flashback: LV Sun Headline: “Joe Heck lays off five despite priority of job creation”
Sun: “Rep. Joe Heck has said job creation is his top priority. His election to Congress has so far cost five people their jobs.”
Las Vegas, NV – What’s next – an ad about pyramids? Today, in his latest attempt to paper over his record of prioritizing Wall Street ahead of Nevada families, Rep. Joe Heck laughably touted the small business he used to own. Why is it the small business he "used to own" - you ask? Because five days before he was sworn in as a member of Congress, Heck shut down the business and laid off his five employees. The Las Vegas Sun summarized it best with the headline “Joe Heck lays off five despite priority of job creation.” Ouch.
"Misleading television ads cannot change Joe Heck’s out-of-touch record on jobs,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Joe Heck demonstrated where his priorities are when he laid off his employees just before being sworn in as a member of Congress. Nevadans have a clear choice in this election between John Oceguera’s commitment to creating middle class jobs, and Joe Heck, who thinks Social Security is a ‘pyramid scheme’ and wants to end Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies to pay for taxpayer giveaways to Wall Street corporations that are shipping American jobs overseas.”