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November 09, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Ad Check

Ain't That A Shame: Pat Boone And 60 Plus Attack Sen. Sherrod Brown With Recycled Health Care Lies

In a new ad from the 60 Plus Association, renowned Top 40 crooner Pat Boone misrepresents the role, responsibilities, and powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) set up by the Affordable Care Act to slow the dangerous rise of health care costs. But Boone, whose cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was a No. 1 hit in 1955, is behind the times. It's been well established for a year now that IPAB doesn't have the power to ration care or change Medicare benefits, and the board's members have to be confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, while Boone claims IPAB's savings will "fund more wasteful spending" and accuses Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) of "ignoring the problem" with Medicare's finances, the changes in the health care law actually extended the life of Medicare. Boone leaves one golden oldie about $500 billion in Medicare cuts to the narrator — but it's still not true.

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November 09, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Fact Check

Ain't That A Shame: Pat Boone And 60 Plus Attack Sen. Sherrod Brown With Recycled Health Care Lies

In a new ad from the 60 Plus Association, renowned Top 40 crooner Pat Boone misrepresents the role, responsibilities, and powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) set up by the Affordable Care Act to slow the dangerous rise of health care costs. But Boone, whose cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was a No. 1 hit in 1955, is behind the times. It's been well established for a year now that IPAB doesn't have the power to ration care or change Medicare benefits, and the board's members have to be confirmed by the Senate. Furthermore, while Boone claims IPAB's savings will "fund more wasteful spending" and accuses Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) of "ignoring the problem" with Medicare's finances, the changes in the health care law actually extended the life of Medicare. Boone leaves one golden oldie about $500 billion in Medicare cuts to the narrator — but it's still not true.

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June 20, 2011 5:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Conservative Group Airs Dishonest Ad Defending GOP Medicare Plan

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June 06, 2011 5:19 pm ET filed under Ad Check

60 Plus Association Ad Lies About The GOP Medicare Plan, Again

With a new web ad, 60 Plus Association is peddling the same lies about the Republican Medicare plan as it's done before. This time they are claiming the GOP plan fulfills the "promise" made to seniors and that it will "save Medicare." But the fact is the GOP plan for Medicare breaks the promise to seniors of a guaranteed benefit by replacing Medicare with an underfunded voucher system. Additionally, despite 60 Plus' claim, the GOP plan does not provide seniors with the same care members of Congress receive because it does not adjust for rising health care costs. And even though they say that there is "no disruption in benefits to those in or near retirement," the GOP Medicare plan negatively impacts benefits for current seniors by reopening the prescription drug "donut hole" and by eliminating preventative services provided by the Affordable Care.

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April 22, 2011 12:58 pm ET filed under Ad Check

60 Plus Association Ad Lies About The GOP's "Promise" To Seniors

60 Plus Association, a group that calls itself "the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP," is running a 60-second radio spot in over 30 congressional districts as part of a new $800,000 ad campaign. The ad thanks House Republicans for supposedly protecting Medicare, but contrary to 60 Plus' claim, a vote for the GOP budget was not a vote to 'protect and preserve' Medicare. Instead, it was a vote to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system. And despite the group's assertion that there will be "no changes for seniors on Medicare now or those who will soon go on it," the GOP budget will negatively impact current seniors in addition to hurting future seniors.

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November 18, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

How Many Anonymously-Funded Campaign Ads Does It Take To Sweep Republicans Into A House Majority?

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November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 20 Largest Right-Wing Groups Bought 144,000 TV Ads, 77% Anonymously Funded

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October 29, 2010 7:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 10,000 Right-Wing TV Ads In 5 Days Push Total To Nearly 110,000

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October 25, 2010 7:36 pm ET filed under Ad Check

60 Plus Recycles Health Care Lies In Attack On Texas Democrat

60 Plus is up to its old tricks.  This time "the conservative alternative to the AARP" is attacking Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) by dredging up the same old right-wing lies about health care reform. Attacking Ortiz's vote for the Affordable Care Act, the ad claims the bill "cuts $500 billion from Medicare." In reality, there are no Medicare cuts, and the law strengthens Medicare by adding services for its beneficiaries. The ad also seeks to mislead voters by claiming that "after Ortiz's big spending stimulus we still lost millions of jobs."  In fact, the stimulus prevented 8.5 million jobs from being lost and pulled the economy back from the brink of a depression.

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October 25, 2010 2:43 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Arizona Can't Afford 60 Plus' Tired Falsehoods

The 60 Plus Association is on the attack again, this time employing more than just their false and misleading claims about the Affordable Care Act. 60 Plus criticizes two of Arizona's Democratic members of Congress — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Rep. Raul Grijalva — for their votes on the health care reform law, the Recovery Act, and clean energy legislation. In addition, the organization insinuates that Giffords' and Grijalva's votes for "Pelosi's budget" are responsible for the debt, when in reality it was President Bush's policies that piled on massive amounts of debt.

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October 25, 2010 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Anonymous Donor Groups Drive Total Right-Wing TV Ads Above 100,000 Since Aug. 1

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October 18, 2010 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 81,000 Right-Wing TV Ads Since August 1

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October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Groups Have Now Aired 60,000+ TV Ads Since Aug. 1

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October 04, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Money Machine Bought 45,000 Ads Since Aug. 1

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September 30, 2010 10:55 am ET filed under Blog

"Why" Won't 60 Plus Tell Seniors The Truth?

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September 27, 2010 10:16 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact-Free Letter Is Only Latest Misleading Partisan Operation For Torchinsky

Following a series of letters sent to television stations around the country asking that 60 Plus' dishonest political advertisements be taken down, Jason Torchinsky, a lawyer for the organization behind the ads, sent a letter of his own to television stations. Urging the stations to continue to broadcast the ads, Torchinsky's letter reiterated a number of false and misleading claims made in the advertisements — no surprise given Torchinsky's highly partisan background. Torchinsky has repeatedly acted to mislead voters on behalf of the Republican Party, has deep ties to a number of conservative interest groups, and was involved in the Bush Department of Justice during a politically-motivated push to shift focus onto cases of voter fraud.

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September 24, 2010 10:47 am ET filed under Blog

60 Plus' Legal Defense, Like Its Ads, Doesn't Offer Up Any Facts

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September 24, 2010 10:22 am ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Association's Lawyer Fact Checks FactCheck.org Without Using Any Facts

Immediately following a series of letters sent to television stations around the country in regards to misleading ads produced by the group 60 Plus, a lawyer representing the group responded with the letter excerpted below.  In its attempt to convince the stations to not pull down the 60 Plus ads, the law firm focused on the claim that Medicare would be cut, leading to disastrous consequences for American seniors.  Appropriately, however, the letter did not contain any more factual information than did the very ads it was meant to defend.

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September 23, 2010 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 7 Weeks, $26 Million, And 33,000 Right-Wing TV Ads

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September 17, 2010 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

Assembly-Line Advertising: How The Right Wing Recycles Ads To Spread Misinformation All Over The Country

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September 17, 2010 10:10 am ET filed under Ad Check

60 Plus' New/Old Ad "Hurts" Seniors By Lying To Them About Medicare

The so-called "conservative alternative to the AARP" is at it again. The 60 Plus Association has released a second version of an ad designed to scare seniors into voting against Democratic members of Congress. Two versions of the ad, titled "Hurts", are on the air in Wisconsin leveling false charges at Reps. Ron Kind and Steve Kagen (CQ Politics has reported the ad is up in Florida and Ohio as well). 60 Plus falsely claims the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare" and will drive down the quality of care seniors receive. In reality, the bill strengthens Medicare without cutting anyone's benefits, while increasing access to preventive care for the program's beneficiaries. Seniors deserve the full truth: the Affordable Care Act will reduce their grandchildren's debt and strengthen our economy.

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September 09, 2010 11:36 am ET filed under Blog

Scamming Seniors: 60 Plus' New Ad Repeats False Medicare Cuts Claim

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September 09, 2010 10:16 am ET filed under Ad Check

60 Plus Association Betrays The Truth In Attacking Rep. Joe Donnelly

The 60 Plus Association, which calls itself the conservative alternative to the AARP, has produced a new ad attacking Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for supposedly betraying seniors by supporting health care reform. But 60 Plus is betraying its members' trust with this dishonest attack ad. The ad falsely claims that the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare." In reality, the bill does not cut Medicare, but takes big steps to strengthening the program now and for future generations. Worst of all, the 60 Plus ad ignores the myriad benefits of the landmark reform bill, including 7,000 jobs in Indiana.

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February 18, 2010 4:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New 60 Plus Ad "Deals" From The Bottom Of The Deck

The anti-health care reform group 60 Plus has released a new round of misleading ads in 18 Congressional districts across the country.  Just like their previous ads, however, 60 Plus takes advantage of America's senior citizens and airs little more than misleading information.

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January 26, 2010 2:45 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Disrespects America's Seniors By Producing Another Lie-Filled Anti-Reform Ad

The anti-health care reform group 60 Plus has put together yet another fact-less ad aimed at convincing seniors to oppose health care reform legislation.  No matter how many elderly former government officials 60 Plus taps to appear in their ads, the group is still incapable of producing material that contains anything resembling factual information.

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December 14, 2009 3:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Association's "Courage" Ad Lacks The Courage To Tell The Truth

The conservative, anti-health care reform group 60 Plus is airing a new round of ads alternately attacking or thanking senators for their votes on a recent McCain amendment.  The big thinkers at 60 Plus failed to notice, however, Sen. McCain's decades of disgraceful votes that have slashed Medicare for America's seniors.

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November 12, 2009 2:20 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Airing New Round Of Misleading Anti-Reform Ads

In a series of three very similar ads, the right-wing group 60 Plus has attacked the pro-reform votes of Congressmen Snyder (D-AR), Hill (D-IN), and Pomeroy (D-ND).  Just like their other ads, however, this series is full of misleading information and scare tactics.

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November 04, 2009 5:29 pm ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Ad Uses The Greatest Generation's Achievements To Scare People Into Opposing Reform

The right-wing seniors' group 60 Plus has put together a new ad opposing health care reform.  Instead of providing seniors with the correct information that health care reform will benefit them and their families, 60 Plus chose to use scare tactics to inspire America's seniors to fight progressive health care reform.

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August 08, 2009 11:30 am ET filed under Fact Check

60 Plus Ad Is Chock Full Of Misinformation

On Friday August 7, 2009, the conservative 60 Plus organization released an ad meant to encourage senior citizens to oppose health insurance reform.  However, lacking any factual support for their argument, 60 Plus relies entirely on misinformation and scare tactics in order to activate seniors into opposing reform.

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