Campaign 2010

Mar 05, 2014

John Katko Wasted No Time Picking Up Where Ann Marie Buerkle Left Off

Just one day after the far right wing establishment handpicked John Katko as their candidate to carry on Ann Marie Buerkle’s Tea Party torch, Katko wasted no time picking up where she left off, pledging his allegiance to her same radical, out-of-touch agenda which hurt Central New York’s middle class and seniors. 

Katko received the Conservative Party’s endorsement yesterday, and he committed to carrying their platform. 

Here are just a few highlights from the out-of-touch agenda John Katko promised to uphold:

  • Restrict a woman’s right to choose and limit access to health care.
  • Ban federal funding for abortions.
  • Institute a “flat tax.”
  • Restrict access to Medicaid.
  • Limit access to quality affordable health care.
  • Support police profiling.

“John Katko didn’t waste any time picking up where Ann Marie Buerkle left off,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  “John Katko just promised to uphold the radical Conservative Party agenda, which seeks to limit a woman’s right to choose and get access to health care, institute a flat tax, and restrict senior’s access to health care. The far right wing establishment handpicked John Katko as their candidate to carry on Ann Marie Buerkle’s Tea Party torch and he is already rubberstamping her same radical out-of-touch agenda which hurt Central New York’s middle class and seniors.”

BACKGROUND:

“Conservative Party Endorses John Katko.” Former federal prosecutor John Katko picked up another big endorsement today when the Conservative Party committees in the 24th Congressional District decided to back his campaign. [Post-Standard, 3/03/14]

Katko Would Uphold Radical Conservative Party Platform. According to the Conservative Party Platform, New York’s “abortion law should be repealed,”  a “flat tax” would cut taxes for the wealthiest earners, Medicaid would be “limit[ed],” and racial profiling would continue. [2014 Conservative Party Legislative Priorities; 2014 Legislative Program]