Americans for Prosperity to Spend $9 Million on Anti-Obamacare Ads

Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 03:40 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will undertake a $9 million ad campaign against the healthcare reform law, now that the Supreme Court has voted to uphold it.

That’s what AFP President Tim Phillips told Politico. The ads are starting Wednesday afternoon and will cover broadcast television, cable, and social media in 12 presidential swing states.

The message of the ads is that President Barack Obama “owns the mandate,” and now it’s a tax, Phillips said. The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate, requiring almost all Americans to buy health insurance, counts as a tax and is thus constitutional.

“The Supreme Court has ruled, and President Obama has now given us one of the biggest tax increases in history,” Phillips said. “We’re going to remind people of the disastrous components of this legislation.”

The court decision will increase voters’ disdain for the Affordable Care Act, Phillips maintained. “I think a lot of Americans have assumed, ‘Well, the Court will do something,’ or, ‘It’s 2014, that’s so far off,’” Phillips said. “Unless there’s a big change, or unless they repeal it, it’s coming for certain.”

Many Republicans feel that the court has given them an issue they can use to bludgeon Democrats.

“This is a huge boon to the campaign of Mitt Romney,” Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, told Fox News. “The American people will be flocking around him saying we don’t want new taxes. We especially don’t want new taxes on the poor, and that’s what this does.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved