A Recession Waiting to Happen: New Jersey Member Takes on Donald Trump in New Web Ad

A Main Street Alliance of New Jersey member appeals to undecided voters

Today, Main Street Alliance released its first political web ad, featuring MSA Executive Committee member and small business owner Kelly Conklin.  

“Donald Trump is a recession waiting to happen,” Kelly says. “And on November 8th you have a choice, whether we are going to go ahead on a steady course or whether we are going to plunge the country into one of its darkest eras ever. The master of disaster or a proven entity who can do the job."

Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of MSA, said Trump’s behavior and business practices inspired the group to speak up.

"Donald Trump's rhetoric throughout the election has been toxic and dangerous. His almost glib explanations for his tax avoidance and bad business practices, and shirking small business owners he works with shows a misunderstanding of what it takes to make our economy thrive," said Ballantyne. "For that reason, we can no longer sit on the sidelines. We worked with our members to produce this video expressing the concerns of real small business owners who have earned their success by doing business the right way."

Transcript of full ad:

Kelly Conklin: When my wife and I started this business in 1978 we didn't get a million dollar loan from our parents. We bought a whole bunch of old machinery and worked our tails off. We built our business dealing honestly, and we didn't do it alone. We did it with our employees from all over the world. Immigrants from Europe, South America, Central America, and refugees from Vietnam. And those folks, many of them, have gone on to own their own businesses.

We've survived any number of ups and downs in the economy over the last 38 years. Unlike Donald Trump, we couldn't take a $900 million loss, not just monetarily, but ethically or morally. Given Donald Trump's shady business practices I'd be afraid to do business with him, let alone let him run the country.

His incoherent, inconsistent, and ignorant proposals and his proposal to yet again cut taxes for the wealthiest people in the world will further plunge our economy into uncertainty. Donald Trump is a recession waiting to happen. And on November 8th you have a choice, whether we are going to go ahead on a steady course or whether we are going to plunge the country into one of it's darkest eras ever. The master of disaster or a proven entity who can do the job.

 

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