October 15, 2010 7:51 pm ET filed under Ad Check
American Action Network's falsehood-laden ad tries to convince voters that Reps. Charlie Wilson (D-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have done damage to the American health care system by voting in favor of the Affordable Care Act. In reality, the health care reform law improves access to and quality of health care for millions of Americans, including seniors, without cutting Medicare. The ad's claim that "illegal immigrants" will be provided with free health care is an outright lie, as is the claim that the law provides Viagra for sex offenders. The latter is the result of a ploy by Sen. Tom Coburn designed to make Democrats look bad.
October 15, 2010 4:46 pm ET filed under Ad Check
American Action Network is out with a new attack ad that disingenuously labels House candidate Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) "extreme" in an effort to scare monger about Democratic policies. The ad not only mischaracterizes the Affordable Care Act as a "government Healthcare takeover," but it absurdly blames Kuster for wanting to increase taxes on families and businesses and accuses her of supporting "job killing taxes for cap and trade." In reality, there was no government takeover of health care; congressional Democrats agree that tax cuts for the middle class should be extended; and clean energy legislation will strengthen the economy and create millions of American jobs while costing families less than a quarter a day.
October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog
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August 05, 2010 10:49 am ET filed under Ad Check
On August 3, 2010, the American Action Network released an ad attacking Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH) for supporting the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The ad revives the false claims that the bill would dramatically increase energy costs and gas prices, and kill 2 million jobs. In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.