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.

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