November 3, 2009
New National Ad Campaign Targeting Congress
Seniors Say “Don’t Cut Medicare!”
$500 Million Buy And Phone Calls To 78 House Districts Begin Today
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the 60 Plus Association released a new TV ad targeting the Democrat Congress’ plan to cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars, and announced a phone call campaign into the districts of 78 Members of the House of Representatives.
The ad features members of our Greatest Generation begging Congress not to cut Medicare to pay for health care reform. The :30 second TV ad begins running nationally on cable today. See the ad at www.60plus.org.
The phone calls target Members of the House of Representatives and urge concerned citizens to call their Member and urge them not to cut Medicare.
“This bill adds 111 entitlements and the only one it cuts is Medicare, how is this fair to our greatest generation? Seniors have already lost their Social Security COLA and now Speaker Pelosi wants to cut Medicare, too. As yesterday’s elections prove, seniors are upset. Seniors are taking a stand and say ‘Don’t cut our Medicare,'” said Jim Martin, President of 60 Plus.
Titled “Enough – Congress” the ad highlights seniors speaking in their own words to the fact that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid want to cut up to $500 billion from Medicare. This could mean life-saving drugs could be withheld and seniors could even be prevented from seeing their own doctors.
The ad ends with a senior stating “Don’t make us pay for health care reform by cutting Medicare. We’ve sacrificed enough.”The :30 second ad began running today.