Oct 14, 2012
DCCC Continues on Airwaves with Hard-hitting Accountability for Tea Party House Republicans
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued on offense this week, holding Tea Party Republicans accountable for their extreme agenda and for putting millionaires ahead of Medicare and the middle class.
Take a look at examples of the ads from this week for yourself.
CA-07: Congressman Dan Lungren. “Time to Let It Go.” Congressman Lungren has extreme views regarding the rights of California women to control their own reproductive health, including co-sponsoring “human life” amendments five times that would have outlawed abortion - even in cases of rape and incest.
CA-36: Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. “Holding.” Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack sided with special interests instead of California seniors. She has taken $125,850 from the insurance industry and voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system, leaving seniors at the whims of her private insurance company contributors.
FL-10: Congressman Dan Webster. “Cozy.” Congressman Dan Webster has gotten a little too cozy with lobbyists: spending $100,000 taxpayer dollars on creating an extravagant lobbyist lounge in his office, socializing together at a Key Largo resort, and raking in over $81,000 from lobbyists.
IA-03: Congressman Tom Latham. “Burns.” Congressman Tom Latham voted to give himself taxpayer funded health care for life but voted to end Medicare for seniors.
IL-17: Congressman Bobby Schilling. “Justice.” Congressman Schilling broke his promise to defend seniors, voting to force seniors to pay $6,400 more for Medicare in order to pay for budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires.
NH-02: Congressman Charlie Bass. “Needed.” Congressman Charlie Bass turned his back on New Hampshire seniors and followed Washington party bosses in voting to end Medicare’s promise of secure coverage.
NY-21: Matt Doheny. “For Who?” Millionaire candidate Matt Doheny’s business record speaks for itself: he led the restructuring of a company that fired 500 employees and gave executive bonuses, and he invested in offshore companies that hired cheap foreign labor instead of American jobs.
NY-24: Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. “Party Line.” Congresswoman Buerkle voted the party line and supported Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan to end guaranteed Medicare benefits and force seniors to negotiate with insurance companies while paying thousands more for care.
WI-07: Congressman Sean Duffy. “Worried.” Congressman Sean Duffy is more worried about helping himself and protecting the ultra-wealthy than protecting Wisconsin’s middle class. Duffy voted for a radical tax plan that cuts taxes over $265,000 a year for millionaires but increases taxes on the middle class.