California Working Families Responds to Meg Whitman’s Latest Deceptive Commercial

SACRAMENTO – California Working Families for Jerry Brown for Governor 2010 (CAWF) today issued the following response to Meg Whitman’s newest misleading commercial, (entitled “Their Governor”) this time attacking California Working Families for Jerry Brown for Governor 2010:

“Clearly our messages are resonating with voters; otherwise Whitman wouldn’t respond by trying to bully the messenger,” said CAWF spokesman Roger Salazar. “It’s also clear with this new ad Meg Whitman wants to once again buy her way out of trouble.”  

“From allegedly paying off employees for physical abuse and age discrimination, to raising fees on Ebay’s small business customers to cover high overhead costs (including her jet travel and personal vacations), to trying to buy her way into office with ads full of misstatements and outright lies, billionaire Meg Whitman’s solution to her woes is to throw money at the problem,” Salazar added. “Well, she can’t bully us and I don’t think another deceptive attack ad is going to buy her any more credibility with the average California voter.”

CAWF also recently launched, listing the facts surrounding Meg Whitman’s lies in her campaign commercials.

CAWF is a committee formed to help protect working families by aiding candidates like Jerry Brown. We are a coalition of individual Democratic donors, labor, environmental and women’s groups, teachers, public employees, engineers, scientists, healthcare workers, property service workers, businessmen and women, and others interested in helping protect working families.

California Working Families for Jerry Brown for Governor 2010, a Coalition of Public Employees, Firefighters, and Building Trades Organizations. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

  6 comments for “California Working Families Responds to Meg Whitman’s Latest Deceptive Commercial

  1. Ltpar
    July 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Please don’t try and insult our intelligence here by suggesting that California Working Families for Jerry Brown has anything to do with real working families. Real working families are concerned about the dismal state of the California economy and if their job will still be here tomorrow. They are worried about high taxes they already pay and with Democrat members of the Legislature who demand they be allowed to tax and spend.

    Just looking at Jerry Brown is bad enough. He has the appearance of being ridden hard and put up wet. I see no energy to get things under control, cut spending radically and bring back jobs. What I do see with Brown is more tax and spend, more catering to the unions and more jobs going out the door as business leaves California.

    What I see in Whitman is a person with business experience, some of it in tough times and with some radical interventions being taken. Sorry folks, this is what happens in the private sector and should have been happening in government. Whitman will have a Herculean task ahead of her dealing with the unions, special interest groups and a hostile bunch of State elected officials. It will amount to nothing less than a “hostile takeover” of State government. If anyone has the experience to blow up the boxes that Governor Terminator promised but forgot, Meg Whitman is that person.

    Three months from now after the ballots have been counted, California will either “sink with Brown” or “swim with Whitman.” What remains to be seen is whether the formula is correct: “Good government is in direct proportion to the quality of the people elected.”

    • Yeah Right
      July 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

      All Whitman will do is let the rich keep their taxes and cut more from the poor and disabled. What will these Republican GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) type going to cut next? If they cut anymore from the poor, they may as well put the poor people and disabled out of their misery because nobody is looking out for them.

  2. Candice W
    July 22, 2010 at 7:21 am

    All I know is that I used to run a decent small business off of Ebay until Meg Whitman took over and revamped it into a playground for large corporations and outlets.

    There used to be a lot of us who either supplemented our income or provided enough to make a reasonable living, many of us quasi-retired or homemakers or parents working a primary job and using ebay sales to provide extras for our families.

    Meg demonstrated to me where her loyalties lay. She transformed this marketplace of the people into a corporate branded and fulfilled operation, making it hard for small business operators to manage any sort of profit.

    And she completely ignored glaring issues of buyer and seller fraud.

    When she talks about helping California with her expertise from Ebay, I both laugh and pray, Heaven help deliver us from being Megged.

  3. Maria
    August 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Please deliver us from Meg! Have voters learned nothing from our most recent mistake. Arnold may be a nice man, but he was someone who pretended to be someone he wasn’t for a living. And then the voters let him pretend to be governor. Forget about looks, Grey Davis could suck the life out of any room but he was sure better than the alternative! Now we’re ready to make the same mistake with Meg. What experience does she have? Mayor, city council, trash collector? In what capacity has she served anyone but herself? California is one of the biggest economies in the world, it can’t be Meg’s experiment.

  4. Jimmy Rogers
    August 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

    What experience does Meg have in doing what OTHER people want her to do? With her corporate experience, SHE wss the one telling others what to do. As Governor, she is SUPPOSED to do what the people want her to do. I think she will do only what Meg wants, and care nothing at all about the PEOPLE of California. She will have her little circle of RICH friends to take care of, she won’t have time for the majority of citizens of the state.

    All her TV ads make her out to be the modern version of “Aunt Bee” from the “Andy of Mayberry” tv show.

    In my view she is nothing more than a dowdy, run – down and tired looking, self-centered, control freak, who had some lucky breaks in life and is trying to leave a legacy as a great Stateswoman, when in fact she was simply a person in the right place and time, in corporate America.

    She should get on a five years physical education plan, and work on her physical health. How can all that sagging, unsupported skin, and lack of muscle tone be healthy? And she wants to run California and tell us what to do? You got to be kidding!

  5. mary
    August 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    does anyone remember that Meg Whitman didn’t even bother to vote for 29years!! Ebay got rid of her because she raised fees & cost them $1 billion dollar loss. We don’t need another moneybags for governor. Oh yea, why would a person spend $90million of her own money to take a job that pays only $125,000, unless she has anothe maybe helping her corporate buddies out with favors. Where does she stand on healthcare,the environment . We know about taxex. She will cut taxex for the top2% & we will pay the price.Wake up people. Make sure you get outthe vote. Anthem Blueshield is trying to overturn Ca. healthcare. The healthcare bill isn’t finished yet.Keep your eyes open. We will have it on the ballot in November again, more than likely. We need single-payer for all, just like medicare.

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