Even though there are many efforts to twist and distort what conservatives have been trying to do in Congress, there are several freshmen members who are still committed to changing the way Washington does business. Recently, one group recognized Mick and ten others for staying the conservative course and voting their principles.
These “Magnificent Eleven” ran for Congress to get things done, not to get pats on the back. But now we need your help to keep up the effort, get our conservative message out, and make sure folks hear the truth about what we’re doing to fix things.
But as they try to balance the budget and save seniors’ benefit programs, some groups are playing politics instead of actually helping to fix things. Consider this recent AARP ad dialogue:
Man #1—“If Congress really wants to balance the budget,”
Woman #1—“They could stop spending our money on things like…”
Woman #2—“A cotton institute in Brazil,”
Man #2—“Poetry at zoos,”
Woman #1—“Treadmills for shrimp,”
Man #1—“But instead of cutting waste,”
Man #2—“Or closing tax loopholes.”
Woman #1—“Next month Congress could make a deal that cuts Medicare…”
Woman #2—“even Social Security.”
Man #1—“I guess it’s easier to cut the benefits we earned, than to cut pickle technology.”
And take a look at what The Washington Post (not the most likely paper to stand up for conservatives) had to say about this ad:
“The AARP ad perpetuates the worst stereotypes about how easy it would be to balance the budget. At a time when the nation’s fiscal crisis — amid the looming retirement of the baby-boom generation — demands informed and reasoned debate, the AARP misinforms its members about the choices the nation faces. The choice is not between shrimp treadmills and Medicare; the question is how growth in the big entitlement programs can be restrained to accommodate the baby-boom generation without harming the elderly already receiving benefits. If AARP has identified real spending cuts worth $100 billion, it should have made an ad promoting those ideas, not an ad perpetuating myths.”
To read the rest of this fact-check, or what the ad yourself, you can click HERE.