Monday, July 18, 2011

Elections 2012 - Debt Ceiling - #3087 - VIDEOS: Expensive Ad Campaign - Karl Rove Targets Key House Dems Spending, Tax Policies - The Blaze (2) Obama Officially Threatens to Veto 'Cut, Cap and Balance' - The Hill


Expensive Ad Campaign - Karl Rove Targets Key House Dems Spending, Tax Policies - The Blaze - A conservative group linked with Republican strategist Karl Rove has launched an ad campaign targeting 10 vulnerable House Democrats up for reelection in 2012. Crossroads GPS will run ads for the next two weeks targeting Reps. Mike Ross of Arkansas, Jim Matheson of Utah, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Bill Owens and Tim Bishop of New York, Ben Chandler of Kentucky, Leonard Boswell of Iowa, Jerry Costello of Illinois and Lois Capps of California. The ads target lawmakers on tax and spending issues and for their support of President Barack Obama’s policies, including the stimulus package passed in 2009. Crossroads is spending $1.4 million on the campaign, or a little more than $100,000 per district — a significant ad buy in a House race for a third-party group this early in the election cycle. AW:  Both are great videos, please watch, top one has received 22,500 views.









Watch another ad that was produced by Crossroads earlier this month. This particular spot targets Obama’s “blank check” approach on spending: Read entire article.......

Obama Officially Threatens to Veto 'Cut, Cap and Balance' - The Hill - The White House on Monday warned President Obama will veto GOP legislation to “Cut, Cap and Balance” spending and the budget.  In a statement of administration policy, the White House Office of Management and Budget labeled the GOP bill as an “empty political statement.”  The House Rules Committee is expected to take up the measure on Monday, and it is likely to receive a floor vote on Tuesday. The measure would cut spending in Fiscal Year 2012 by $111 billion, cap future spending at 19.9 percent of gross domestic product and would allow for the debt ceiling to be increased if a balanced budget amendment is approved by Congress and sent to the stats.  The administration said the measure, which is not expected to move through the Senate, is unnecessary and unrealistic.  “Neither setting arbitrary spending levels nor amending the Constitution is necessary to restore fiscal responsibility,” the White House said in its statement. “Increasing the federal debt limit, which is needed to avoid a federal government default on its obligations and a severe blow to the economy, should not be conditioned on taking these actions. Instead of pursuing an empty political statement and unrealistic policy goals, it is necessary to move beyond politics as usual and find bipartisan common ground.”  Read more........

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