Statement: Joe Ricketts Rejects ‘Ricketts Plan’
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(WSCR) According to this report from Politico.com, Brian Baker, president of the Ending Spending Action Fund, has released the following statement on behalf of Joe Ricketts, who was recently the subject of an attack on President Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an outspoken critic of the Obama Administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called “Ricketts Plan” to defeat Mr. Obama that The New York Times wrote about this morning. Not only was this plan merely a proposal – one of several submitted to the Ending Spending Action Fund by third-party vendors – but it reflects an approach to politics that Mr. Ricketts rejects and it was never a plan to be accepted but only a suggestion for a direction to take. Mr. Ricketts intends to work hard to help elect a President this fall who shares his commitment to economic responsibility, but his efforts are and will continue to be focused entirely on questions of fiscal policy, not attacks that seek to divide us socially or culturally.