The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching paid grassroots advertising to, as it describes, hold Congressman Bill Young accountable for the thousands of layoffs and other costs in the upcoming sequester.
“Your Pink Slip” begins today and is the first phase of the campaign, featuring a web ad that highlights what the DCCC describes as “the consequences of Tea Party House Republicans protecting millionaires instead of the middle class and forcing the sequester to happen.”
According to the DCCC, “Congressman Bill Young and Tea Party House Republicans left the capital last week without any attempt to negotiate a deal on the sequester – a series of deep and indiscriminate cuts that experts estimate will eliminate more than a million jobs. The cuts will affect areas across the government from defense to domestic spending, including medical research, Army Corps of Engineers projects, federal law enforcement officers, Head Start and services to pregnant women. Republicans have refused to bring up a compromise plan that achieves the deficit reduction by ending special tax breaks for millionaires and corporations.”
“Thousands of hardworking families in Congressman Young’s district are facing pink slips thanks to his refusal to put middle class families before millionaires,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Americans deserve a solution, not more chaos and manufactured crisis from Congressman Young and the Tea Party Congress.”