As Presidential Campaign Ads Hit The Airwaves, Health Policies Have Big Role
The general election TV ad released by GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign touts the candidates first-day plan to "move to replace" the health law with "common sense health reform." Also in the news, President Barack Obama's campaign rebuts an attack ad by Crossroads GPS.
The Associated Press: Romney Releases First General Election TV Ad
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has released a new television ad outlining steps Romney would take on the first day of his presidency... It says Romney would approve the Keystone oil pipeline, introduce tax cuts and tax reform, and move to replace President Barack Obama's health care plan with what the ad calls "common sense health care reform" (5/18).
CNN: Romney Campaign Touts Day One Initiatives In First General Election Ad
The Romney commercial emphasizes some of the same policy ideas the candidate highlights on the stump, promising tax cuts that "reward job creators, not punish them." The spot says on Romney's first day as president he would issue an order to begin replacing the Obama health care initiative "with common sense health care reform" (Bohn, 5/18).
The Boston Globe: Barack Obama Campaign Rebuts $25 Million Attack Ad But Avoids Facts
The Obama campaign called "BS" Thursday on an independent group's $25 million attack ad that accuses the president of breaking his promises. ... Crossroads GPS claim centers on a Heritage Foundation analysis of Obama's health care law, which showed that if the law's provisions are classified as taxes, they do amount to increases -- albeit future hikes aimed mostly at high earners. The Obama administration said the health care mandate is not a tax then argued before the Supreme Court in March that it is (Borchers, 5/17).