House Majority PAC Launches Paid Offensive Against House Republicans for Gutting Medicare

April 20, 2011

Today the House Majority PAC is announcing the launch of a paid advertising offensive against ten House Republicans who recently voted to gut Medicare for our seniors to pay for trillions in new budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations.

“House Republicans are breaking the trust our country has with its seniors by ending Medicare as we know it, making them pay more for prescriptions drugs, and by forcing them to turn to the private health insurance market,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “House Republicans have no problem asking seniors, middle class families and veterans to make sacrifices, yet refuse to do the same for big corporations and millionaires who would receive trillions in new tax breaks. We will hold House Republicans accountable for their backwards priorities.”

The ads were produced by Schorr, Johnson, Magnus Strategic Media. An example of one of the 60-second radio ads follows:

(VOICE OVER): Poor Sean Duffy. He earns $174,000 a year as a Congressman, but says he’s struggling to make ends meet. Duffy says he’s not, quote, “Living high on the hog.” But he sure is making life easy for those who do.

(SOUNDS EFFECTS: Pigs snorting)

Just days ago, Sean Duffy voted for the Republican budget plan that’s going to have the wealthiest Americans lining up at the trough.

It protects billions in subsidies for big oil. And cuts taxes by trillions for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. That’ll just make the deficit worse.

(SOUNDS EFFECTS: Pigs snorting)

While Duffy’s budget leaves the wealthy fat and happy, it puts the squeeze on Wisconsin families, and will end Medicare as we know it, that’s right, end Medicare as we know it.

Wisconsin families should all be squealing about what Sean Duffy is trying to do!

(SOUNDS EFFECTS: Pig squealing)

Paid for House Majority PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. House Majority PAC is responsible for the content of this message.

(SOUNDS EFFECTS: Pig squealing in background.)

The ad offensive starts on Thursday and will run through next week. It will target the following districts:

AZ-01 Paul Gosar
AR-01 Rick Crawford
FL-22 Allen West
MN-08 Chip Cravaack
NH-02 Charlie Bass
NY-25 Ann Marie Buerkle
NV-03 Joe Heck
TX-23 Francisco Canseco*
TX-27 Blake Farenthold
WI-07 Sean Duffy

* A Spanish language ad will be running