Priorities USA Action launched a new ad today attacking Rep Paul Ryan’s budget plan as being a burden for the middle class – but not for Mitt Romney.
The ad, titled “Small-Minded,” is airing in six states, including Pennsylvania.
The ad starts by quoting Romney with his most recent comments on the public’s questioning over what his tax rate is, saying that “I never paid less than 13 percent.”
Following this the ad – in typical Priorities fashion – taunts Romney and Ryan with a shot of the running mates encircled by a heart, and says that Romney would be the Ryan budget’s greatest beneficiary.
“But under one of Paul Ryan’s budget plans, Romney would pay only 1 percent. That’s right. Mitt Romney’s worth $200 million, but under Paul Ryan’s budget, he’d pay only 1 percent in taxes, while middle class families would pay $1,000 more,” the ad says.
Romney Spokesperson Kate Meriwether said Priorities Action USA is pointing the blame in the wrong direction.
“This is another false ad from a widely denounced group with zero credibility. There’s only one candidate in this race who has promised to raise taxes – Barack Obama,” Meriwether said.
“Mitt Romney supports revenue-neutral tax reform that lowers rates across the board – for all taxpayers – and maintains the progressivity of the current code. President Obama’s failed policies have led to record-level unemployment and 23 million Americans struggling for work. Mitt Romney’s Plan for a Stronger Middle Class will mean more jobs, more take-home pay and a stronger economy.”
While this ad from Priorities Action USA is not nearly as brutal as their most recent ad widely denounced from all sides, it appears they are not prepared to step off the gas with negative ads thus far in the campaign season.