Given the fact that they are churning out so much shamelessly deceptive lit, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they are apparently finding other ways to do Jason Fields dirty work for him. Thursday evening I noticed a new item from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Bice about Fields' opponent, Mandela Barnes. It appears that someone requested Barnes' net tax information from the Department of Revenue and then forwarded it to Bice.
Apparently the actual requester of the net tax information was a person from an address used by Soar Communication Strategies. Among other things it appears that this outfit does direct mail. Can you guess who might be on their client list right now? American Federation for Children. This right wing group reported some of the following expenses paid to Soar in support of Jason Fields.
- July 11, 2012 - $8,361.50 to Soar for Mailing Service
- July 27, 2012 - $704.04 to Soar for Mailing Service
- August 7, 2012 - $13,603.31 to Soar for Mailing Service
- August 7, 2012 - $2,500 to Soar for Printing Brochures
If the American Federation for Children wants to make this argument legitimately, perhaps they should start with one of their many wealthy Republican friends that actually demonstrate extensive patterns of true hypocrisy on the issue.
As an actual resident of the 11th Assembly District I can tell you that this net tax thing is a phony issue in this race. Personally, I'm much more concerned about why Rep. Jason Fields is letting this right wing organization deceive his constituents and act so shamelessly on his behalf.