DCCC Robocalls Target Five PA Congressmen For “Playing Games With the Debt Ceiling”
With little more than a week before the federal government risks devolving into default, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a series of robocalls designed “to hold Republicans accountable for playing games with the debt ceiling,” according to a media announcement distributed over the weekend.
The DCCC’s “We Don’t Quit” campaign is targeting sixty districts across the country, including five in Pennsylvania: PA-6 (Jim Gerlach), PA-7 (Pat Meehan), PA-8 (Mike Fitzpatrick), PA-11 (Lou Barletta), and PA-15 (Charlie Dent). Each of the targeted Keystone State districts went for John Kerry in 2004 and President Obama in 2008.
The automated call begins by criticizing Congressman Tom Latham (R-Iowa) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), alleging they “would rather our economy default just to protect tax breaks for Big Oil companies and billionaire jet-owners.” Meanwhile, middle-class Americans would shoulder interest rate hikes, skyrocketing gas and food prices, plummeting 401(k) accounts and diminished Social Security and Medicare benefits, the DCCC asserts.