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SEIU radio ad attacks 'Romney-Ryan' plan for Medicare

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September

Service Employees International Union today launched a radio ad in Florida attacking the "Romney-Ryan" plan for Medicare and Medicaid. The ad features a fictional convesation between an elderly sounding woman and her son, who warns her about the changes.

"What’s the truth about Romney and Ryan?" the mother asks. Her son replies: "Well the Romney Ryan plan does essentially end Medicare, that’s what the Wall Street Journal said."

Script below.

 

 

Man:  Hello?

 

Mom:  Jeffrey, it’s your mother.

 

Man:  Hey mom, how are you?

 

Mom:  I’m good. 

 

Man:  What ya doing?

 

Mom: Well I’ve been watching TV all day but it’s been making my head spin.

 

Man:  What’ya mean?

 

Mom: All these ads about Medicare, it’s very confusing. 

 

Man: I’ve read about it, what do you want to know?

 

Mom: What’s the truth about Romney and Ryan?

 

Man: Well the Romney Ryan plan does essentially end Medicare, that’s what the Wall Street Journal said.

 

Mom: I don’t like the sound of that.

 

Man: What I read said seniors would wind up paying over $6000 dollars more per year.

 

Mom: That’s a fortune to me.

 

Man: And Romney would make drastic cuts to Medicaid too, you know two-thirds of seniors rely on Medicaid for nursing home care?

 

Mom: Boy, that’s scary.

 

Man: Here mom, I’m on my computer, go to this website, Medicare Romney Ryan Dot Com and have a look for yourself.

 

Mom:  Okay hon, take care.

 

DISCLAIMER: Paid for by SEIU COPE, SEIU.org, which is responsible for the content of this advertising.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:36pm]

    

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