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Koch-backed group launches $9 million ad campaign against health law (Video)
The Hill ^ | June 29, 2012 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 06/29/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by jazusamo

Not A Tax Increase? Video ad

A conservative advocacy group closely aligned with the Tea Party announced a $9 million swing-state push against President Obama and the healthcare law.

The announcement by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is largely funded by the conservative Koch brothers, comes one day after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the law in a major coup for Obama.

"While we are deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling," AFP President Tim Phillips said in a statement, "this is far from over."

The group's push is worth $9 million, according to a release. It includes a television ad buy as well as grassroots and online efforts against the law, though the division of spending between the different efforts was not made clear.

Targeted states include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — all expected to be hotly contested in November's presidential election. Blue states Minnesota and New Mexico were also on the list.

The television ad calls the health law "one of the largest tax increases in history" — a refrain expected to form the foundation of GOP arguments against the law as the election draws near.

"Shouldn't President Obama's priorities have been creating jobs and ending reckless spending?" the ad's narrator says.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; kochbrothers; obamacare; obamacaredecision; repealobamacare
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To: jazusamo

Couldn’t Americans for Prosperity and the Koch foundation be the group to challenge the ruling and petition a rehearing under SCOTUS Rule 44?? They seem to have money enough to go all the way.

41 posted on 06/30/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Secularized conservatives have a way of going to pot. The Koches are nominally Jewish, but do not take their ancestral faith seriously enough to regard gay anything, let alone marriage, as a curse.

That said, when they speak truth they should be listened to.

42 posted on 06/30/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: sagar

So true.

Any door in an existing party to bring in better souls is in the GOP, but it is closing rapidly.

In line with historically whimsical naming of new political parties and splinter groups, why can’t there be a Big Gulp Of Freedom Tea Party? Start it maybe vying in New York with Bloomie for the mayor’s office.

43 posted on 06/30/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

Yes, I want them to be successful as far as their economic views go...I consider them to be a bit like Ayn Rand or Ron Paul—excellent on economics...on social issues, not so much. :)

I just wanted to warn those who might want to go “all in” with them.

44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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45 posted on 06/30/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: jazusamo; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
Not bad.
Notice at the end it says to call Obama and gives a phone number. That keeps the ad an ‘issue ad’ and allows donors to deduct the donations from their taxes, from their Obama-care taxes LOL.

Not A Tax Increase? (direct link to video)

Drives Dems nuts.

46 posted on 06/30/2012 11:19:55 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: TheShaz

Not hard at all to ignore it. By now we should know better than to depend on Congress to do anything. As individuals we must take a stand. History repeating itself can sometimes be a good thing. Read this article and pay close attention to the last line.

47 posted on 07/01/2012 2:39:53 AM PDT by VioletLilly (Declaratory Act)
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To: sickoflibs

” Drives Dems nuts. “

Always a good thing

48 posted on 07/02/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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