Oct 26, 2012
Constituents Blast Rep. Southerland for Ending Medicare Guarantee While Complaining About His Salary
In the DCCC Independent Expenditure’s fourth TV ad, Floridians blast Congressman Steve Southerland (FL-02) for voting to put Florida seniors’ retirement in jeopardy while complaining about his taxpayer funded salary. Florida seniors would have to pay hundreds of dollars more each month under a plan like the one Congressman Southerland voted for twice.
Script of “Backwards”
Constituent 1: Have you read up on Steve Southerland?
Voiceover: In Washington, Southerland voted for two budgets that slash Medicare and give tax breaks to millionaires.
Constituent 2: Slashing Medicare, giving tax breaks to millionaires...
Constituent 3: That seems backwards.
Voiceover: But it's not just that. Southerland's been complaining about his one hundred seventy-four thousand dollar salary. He calls it: “not so much.”
Constituent 1: “Not so much?”
Constituent 4: “I wouldn't mind "not so much.”
Constituent 3: We need a Congressman on OUR side.
Voiceover: That's Al Lawson.