CHICAGO- Obama for America has released eight “radio ads” detailing the devastating impact of the Romney-Ryan budget and its affect on the middle class and a growing economy. From allowing the housing market hit rock bottom to turning Medicare into a voucher system and slashing investments in education. A Romney-Ryan approach is consistent with a top-down economy -slash taxes for the rich and the middle-class pay for the tax hikes.
A Romney-Ryan budget will cause deep cuts in key investments needed to create jobs and grow our economy. America can’t afford to go back to the same policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle-class -we need to continue moving forward toward an economy built to last that strengthens the middle-class by paying down our deficit in a balanced way while making investments critical to a growing economy.
Here is a list of highlighted issues from the radio ads:
Colorado-voters will hear how Romney would cut President Obama’s investments in clean energy, while giving millionaires another huge tax cut. And in Congress, Ryan voted to raise taxes on solar and wind companies, against tax credits to create jobs in Colorado.
Florida- voters will hear how experts have said that the Romney-Ryan plan turns Medicare into a voucher and takes away the gurantee that millions of Floridians count on.
Iowa-voters will hear how clean energy would be slashed under the Romney-Ryan budget, threatening Iowa’s status as a leader on wind energy jobs.
Nevada-voters will hear how the Romney-Ryan would let the housing market hit the bottom and how Ryan voted against a bill to protect veterans and active service members from foreclosures.
New Hampshire-voters will hear how under the Romney-Ryan budget, 21,000 college kids in New Hampshire would see their Pell Grants cut by $800.
North Carolina– with so many families suffering from the impact of PTSD, voters will hear how Ryan voted against $20 million tailored to help with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention.
Ohio– voters will hear how the Romney-Ryan budget could cut Pell grants for up to 356,000 Ohio students -putting college out of reach for many families.
Virginia– voters will hear how the Romney-Ryan plan slashes investments in road and infrastructure projects and how Ryan even opposed bridge repair and safety bills as a member of Congress.
Senator A. Donald McEachin, District 9, Virginia General Assembly responds to the Romney-Ryan budget on turning medicare into a voucher system and cuts to investments in education. Senator McEachin said “seniors can’t simply afford the $6400 if there were a voucher system.” Under a Romney-Ryan budget, “college tuition would skyrocket as Governor Romney did in Massachusetts. His top-down approach does nothing to help the standards of children.”