PRESS RELEASE: NEW DIGITAL AD: ECONOMISTS READ GOP TWEETS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 28, 2021

Contact:
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

NEW DIGITAL AD: ECONOMISTS READ GOP TWEETS 

These Experts Know More About the Economy than Mitch McConnell and Republicans — And They’re Not Afraid to Say It! 

“Literally none of it is true” — Groundwork Collaborative’s Rakeen Mabud in a Scathing Review of Kevin McCarthy’s Fear-Mongering Tweet

[Invest in America]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Coming to a late night show near you, it’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets! Except instead of celebrities, it’s leading economists, and instead of mean tweets it’s stupid stuff the GOP has said about inflation.

Invest in America’s latest digital ad, “Economists Read GOP Tweets,” features renowned economists debunking false GOP talking points on inflation and explaining why the Build Back Better agenda is needed to create millions of good-paying jobs, ensure the economy works for everyone, and lower costs for the middle class. View the digital ad here.

“You’ve seen ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,’ but have you seen top economists skewer Mitch McConnell’s inflation fear-mongering in under two minutes?” said Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director for Invest in America. “Introducing ‘Economists Read GOP Tweets,’ where the leading minds in economics debunk harmful GOP talking points, and explain why the economy is ripe for the critical investments in the Build Back Better agenda. A wise man once said that Twitter is not real life, but these GOP tweets are real stupid.”

Economists are available to discuss the Build Back Better agenda’s economic effects — reach out to [email protected] to get in touch.

The investments in President Biden’s full Build Back Better agenda will create millions of jobs, lower costs, and lower taxes for middle class families. 

  • The Build Back Better agenda will create millions of jobs: 

  • The Build Back Better agenda will lower taxes for middle class families: 

    • It will expand the Child Tax Credit, lowering taxes for middle class families by providing 39 million households and nearly 90% of children in the U.S. a major tax cut and cutting the child poverty rate in half.

  • The Build Back Better agenda will lower costs for working people:  

    • It will lower prescription drug costs for Americans by letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, so consumers are no longer at the whim of pharmaceutical companies.

    • It will lower child care costs — which cost parents $30-35 billion in income before the pandemic. Access to affordable child care could increase the lifetime earnings for women with children by nearly $100,000.

    • It will lower health care costs and premiums for those buying coverage through the ACA by extending the American Rescue Plan’s cost savings; adding dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare; and closing the Medicaid gap for low-income Americans.

    • It will lower education costs by making two years of community college tuition-free and making universal preschool a reality.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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