Democrat Sean Casten: Lobbyist Who Asked for Tax Breaks Before Opposing Tax Cuts

Breitbart | 10/22/2018 | Staff
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Rep. Peter Rosam (R-IL) is hitting his Democrat challenger, businessman Sean Casten, for lobbying for tax breaks for years — then attacking tax cuts as he tries to unseat Roskam in the hotly contested 6th congressional district of Illinois.

In an ad released in September, Roskam pointed out that Casten had been a registered lobbyist,seeking benefits from tax breaks — but now opposes President Donald Trump’s tax cuts. “With ‘Shady’ Sean Casten, it’s special interest tax breaks for him, and higher taxes for you,” the ad concluded.

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Casten called the ad “lies,” according to NBC Chicago.

However, Casten did testify in 2007 before the Senate as president of the Recycled Energy Development (RED) company, and as chairman of the U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association, asking for tax credits to help his industry: “The private sector will mobilize rapidly in response to accurate price signals – but if you don’t pay for it, they won’t come. … We need a level playing field. … I urge this committee to use...
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