Jon Ossoff has doubled down on his hypocrisy on the Paycheck Protection Program in a flagrant attempt to mislead Georgians. In his new TV ad, Ossoff would have Georgians believe he’ll fight for small businesses, but it could not be further from the truth.
Ossoff repeatedly attacked Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for supporting this job-saving coronavirus relief, saying: “the overwhelming majority of the support that the federal government is extending right now on emergency basis is for the largest firms, and even the tax benefits in the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act are going to flow overwhelmingly to the highest earners.” All while his own father received a loan from the program.
“Jon Ossoff is just another failed perennial candidate who will do or say whatever he thinks is politically expedient at the time,” said GA GOP spokeswoman Abigail Sigler. “Jon Ossoff is making it clear he will do anything to hide the truth: he won’t fight for Georgia small businesses. He’s never created a single American job, and the only thing you can trust him to do is put politics over people every chance he gets. Georgians will reject his false attacks and send David Perdue – the original outsider – back to fight for them.”
Senators Loeffler and Perdue led the fight for the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act that saved over 1.5 million jobs in Georgia. Nearly 175,000 small businesses in Georgia secured a loan to help keep their doors open. Senators Loeffler and Perdue delivered a total of $14.6 billion to Georgia small businesses that covered 86% of the state’s small business payroll. Jon Ossoff in no uncertain terms opposed the program.