NRCC Announces Targeted Calls Highlighting Dems’ Plan to “Decimate Medicare”

June 7, 2011

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Mike Ross (AR-04), Jerry McNerney (CA-11), John Barrow (GA-12), Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Ben Chandler (KY-06), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Dan Boren (OK-02), Jerry Costello (IL-12)

NRCC Announces Targeted Calls Highlighting Ross’ Plan to “Decimate Medicare”
Arkansas Democrat’s Plan Will Force Medicare Into Bankruptcy, Prompting Massive Cuts

Washington — The NRCC today announced a series of targeted calls highlighting Mike Ross’ plan for Medicare which would “decimate” the program for seniors relying on benefits. Ross’ Democrat plan would force Medicare into bankruptcy, where Arkansas seniors could see their benefits slashed by 17 percent or more. Ross’ Arkansas constituents will surely find the disastrous consequences of his plan for Medicare unacceptable.

“Mike Ross needs to own up to the fact that his Democrat plan is the one that will drastically slash benefits for Arkansas seniors and decimate Medicare,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Ross and his fellow Democrats are forcing Medicare into bankruptcy, triggering devastating benefit cuts to the seniors that depend on them most or massive payroll tax increases on every working American.”

The script for the call is as follows:

Hello, I’m calling from the National Republican Congressional Committee with an important alert about your Congressman, Mike Ross. Washington Democrats already cut $500 billion from Medicare with their government takeover of healthcare, and Mike Ross is making it worse. Ross backs a partisan plan that the media says would quote “decimate Medicare.” The Ross-backed plan will cut Medicare benefits by 17% and lead to “political rationing” of health care…taking personal healthcare choices away from seniors. That would “shred the social safety net” and leave seniors vulnerable….exposed….at risk. Call Mike Ross at 202-225-3772. Tell him to change his mind…and take action to save Medicare. Paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202.479.7000.

The Democrat plan is the one that will truly “decimate Medicare”:

“How many knew it’s really Democrats who would decimate Medicare by default? Obviously not enough to defeat the Medi-Scare tactics Democrats promise to continue into the 2012 election.” (Editorial, “‘Medi-Scare’ Was Real Winner In New York,” Investor’s Business Daily, 5/25/11)

These targeted calls highlight what Arkansas seniors need to know about Mike Ross’ plan for Medicare and its disastrous results. Instead of protecting or saving Medicare, Ross’ Democrat plan will slash benefits for seniors relying on the program or trigger massive payroll tax increases once they force it into bankruptcy.

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