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Nassau Middle Class Families Blast Blakeman’s Out-Of-Touch Comments On The Need For Direct Cash Relief

Nassau Middle Class Families Blast Blakeman’s Out-Of-Touch Comments On The Need For Direct Cash Relief

BALDWIN, NEW YORK - Today, middle class families from across Nassau County took Bruce Blakeman to task for his out-of-touch campaign ad and comments that mocked County Executive Laura Curran’s plan to deliver direct cash relief for those who need it most.

Bruce Blakeman’s tone-deaf attack on Laura Curran’s direct cash payment proposal only reveals the extent to which he just doesn’t get it. $375 per middle class family may sound like ‘peanuts’ to Blakeman, but for many living in Nassau it means the ability to buy school supplies, new shoes for their kids, groceries, and so much more--all of which is pumped directly back into the local economy.

“Bruce Blakeman is out of touch with the thousands of working families still reeling from the economic toll of the pandemic,” said Curran for Nassau campaign manager Shelby Wiltz. “Thanks to Laura Curran’s dogged discipline, the County is in strong fiscal shape, despite unprecedented challenges. With the additional aid of American Rescue Plan funds, the County Executive is putting money where it will do the most good: directly into the pockets of Nassau’s hardworking families.”

Following Blakeman’s attack ad, Curran for Nassau decided to ask working families around the county to describe in their own words what the County Executive’s direct payment plan would mean to them:

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Posted on August 26, 2021.