House Majority PAC Runs Paid Offensive Against Paul Gosar for Gutting Medicare

April 21, 2011

The House Majority PAC is currently running a paid advertising offensive this week against Representative Paul Gosar who recently voted to gut Medicare for our seniors to pay for trillions in new budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations. The ad runs through Friday.

“Representative Paul Gosar is 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 like Paul Gosar have no problem asking Arizona 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.”

Below is a transcript of the 60-second radio ad, entitled “What’s Cooking:”

(SFX: Sounds of cooking in the background throughout spot, steak sizzling, mixing in bowl, etc.)

VO: Paul Gosar likes to cook. Yep, Gosar likes to cook so much he built a kitchen in his Congressional office.

Unfortunately for us, what Gosar’s been cooking doesn’t taste so good for Arizona seniors and middle class.

Gosar just voted for the Republican budget that raises the share of the tax burden on middle class families. And Gosar’s plan threatens to end Medicare as we know it. That’s right, end Medicare as we know it. It even increases seniors’ prescription drug costs.

But wait, there’s more, the secret ingredient to Gosar’s plan is it cuts taxes by trillions for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans. That’ll just make the deficit worst.

Paul Gosar, he’s a recipe for disaster for Arizona seniors and the middle class.

Paid for House Majority PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee. House Majority PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Poll after poll shows Americans reject gutting Medicare and giving more tax breaks to millionaires. More than 70% of Americans support reducing the deficit by raising taxes on millionaires and more than 80% oppose gutting Medicare. [The Washington Post, 4/19/11; The Washington Post, 4/20/11]

The Republican budget Representative Gosar voted for:

  • Increases Deficit $8 Trillion Over Next Decade [Roll Call, 4/06/11]
  • Ends Medicare As We Know It [New York Times, 4/13/11; Washington Post, 4/05/11]
  • Requires Seniors to Cover Greater Percentage of Their Health Care Costs [Forbes, 4/09/11; Northern Trust,4/08/11]
  • Brings Back “Donut Hole” Coverage Gap for Prescription Drugs [Associated Press, 4/06/11]
  • Gives Tax Break to the Rich Worth Almost $1.1 Trillion Over Next Decade [Path to Prosperity FY 2012 Budget Resolution, 4/05/11; Tax Policy Center, 4/07/11]