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Toomey Releases New Ad: Lifelong Democrat for Toomey

Toomey Releases New Ad: Lifelong Democrat for Toomey
Allentown – Today, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey released a new ad demonstrating the strong bipartisan support for his candidacy and just how out-of-touch Congressman Joe Sestak is with hardworking Pennsylvanians.   You can watch the ad here and read the transcript below.

Entitled “Lifelong Democrat,” the new ad features Ed Feege from Hellertown, Pennsylvania who is a lifelong Democrat but is supporting Pat’s vision of fiscal responsibility and balance over Congressman Sestak’s extreme agenda of bailouts and record-breaking deficits.  In addition, Ed talks about how Congressman Sestak’s massive health care bill will force changes to his Medicare.
Throughout this campaign, Pat has garnered support from a bipartisan group of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents across Pennsylvania, including the former Democratic Mayor of Harrisburg, Stephen Reed.  Pat has also received support from the National Federation of Independent Business, the Fraternal Order or Police, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society PAC, and the American Medical Association PAC. 
Transcript – “Lifelong Democrat” Ed Feege: I’m a lifelong Democrat, but this year I’m voting for Pat Toomey.  Washington has gotten so extreme and Joe Sestak is a big part of it.  The health care law went too far, even forcing changes to my Medicare coverage.  The bailouts and the spending are exploding the debt, leaving our grandkids with the bill.  I’m more comfortable with Pat Toomey.   He’ll bring balance to Washington. 
Pat Toomey:  I’m Pat Toomey and I approved this message. 
Background Information 
Sestak’s Voting Record:
Sestak voted for the bail out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (RC #519, 7/23/08)
Sestak voted for the bail out of Wall Street (RC #681, 10/03/08)
Sestak voted for the bail out of the auto companies (RC #690, 12/10/08)
Sestak voted for the health care bill (RC #165, 03/21/10)
The health care bill includes $500 billion in Medicare cuts over the next decade (, 03/21/10).

The health care bill will “slice an additional $60 billion from Medicare, with the privately run program known as Medicare Advantage targeted for particularly deep cuts, bringing the total reduction in projected spending on the program to more than $500 billion over the next decade” (The Washington Post, 03/19/10).

The Associated Press reported “double-digit hikes for some Medicare drug plans.”  The AP goes on to say, “Marketing for next year’s drug plans gets under way Oct. 1, and seniors will see some of the biggest changes since the Medicare prescription benefit became available in 2006” (Associated Press,09/23/10).

The Wall Street Journal reported: “Many insurance companies are planning to increase costs for a range of services for seniors next year, according to consultants who have helped prepare their bids.  Dozens of Medicare Advantage providers plan to cut back vision, dental, and prescription benefits.  Some plans are eliminating free teeth cleanings and gym memberships, and raising fees for hearing aids, eye glasses and emergency visits” (The Wall Street Journal, 06/07/10).

“Millions of seniors face double-digit hikes in their Medicare prescription premiums next year unless they shop for cheaper coverage, a new analysis of government data finds” (Associated Press, 9/23/10).  

“A Medicare official concedes that seniors may have to dig deeper into their wallets next year thanks to the health care law” (Politico, 10/13/10).

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