Sep 06, 2012
DCCC Releases TV Ad Targeting Congresswoman Buerkle’s “Outrageous” Vote to End Medicare
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched an Independent Expenditure campaign TV ad hitting Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-24) on her support of Paul Ryan's budget that ends Medicare, raising health care costs for seniors to pay for more tax breaks for millionaires. The DCCC ad began running today.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Ryan plan would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400 while giving more tax cuts to millionaires.
The latest Siena polling shows that with Congressman Paul Ryan on the ticket, Mitt Romney is trailing by nearly 30 points in New York. Speaker Boehner has said this will be a major drag on New York Republicans like Congresswoman Buerkle, and that they are “frankly pretty vulnerable.” A recent DCCC poll shows Dan Maffei leading Congresswoman Buerkle by 6 points, 48-42.
Script of DCCC IE AD “Outrageous”:
Voiceover: Only in Washington do they think this is fair.
You paid for Medicare out of every paycheck.
But Ann Marie Buerkle voted to essentially end Medicare …
End guaranteed Medicare benefits …
Put the insurance industry in charge …
Make seniors pay sixty-four hundred dollars a year more for health care …
And use the budget savings to give millionaires more tax cuts.
That’s outrageous. Even in Washington.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.