Cox: Tonko, Schreibman Medi-scare Tactics Shameful

August 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm (Bethany Village, Bob Dieterich, Chris Gibson, Coxsackie, Ed Cox, Jimmy Vielkind, Julian Schreibman, Medi-Scare, Medicare, New York, Obamacare, Paul Tonko, Seniors)

Today New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox released the following statement in response to democrat candidate Julian Schreibman and Congressman Paul Tonko’s recent visit to the Bethany Village senior living complex in Coxsackie:
“Mr. Schreibman and Congressman Tonko should be ashamed of themselves for their disingenuous “mediscare” attacks on the Ryan budget.  Paul Tonko and Julian Schreibman are preying upon the most vulnerable among us, scaring senior citizens with lies about Medicare, while failing to lay out their own plan to save Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
Today’s Times Union article, “Politics of Fear Target Elderly,” by Jimmy Vielkind, states:
Neither Schreibman nor Tonko, an Amsterdam Democrat who joined Schreibman for the event, offered a plan with detailed savings to keep the program afloat. Schreibman spent nearly eight minutes raging against the “Ryan-Gibson” plan before he offered four broad ideas about how to shore up Medicare.”   
“Furthermore, Congressman Tonko’s vote for Obamacare has had a disastrous effect on Medicare, raiding $741 billion out of the Medicare trust to pay for an entirely new entitlement program.  If Congressman Tonko and Mr. Schreibman were really concerned about our seniors, they would focus on repealing Obamacare rather than resort to using “mediscare” tactics.
“It is time Americans be told the truth; it is time to stop politicizing such a serious issue, especially at the expense of senior citizens.  Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Republican candidate Bob Dieterich are willing to have serious and honest conversations with the American people about our economic crisis and getting out country back on the right track to freedom and prosperity.”

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DCCC’s Dishonest Medi-Scare Campaign Won’t Fool New Yorkers

August 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm (Bill Owens, Bob Turner, DCCC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democrats, Louise Slaughter, Medi-Scare, Medicare, New York, Paul Tonko, President Obama, Republican Party, Steve Israel, Tim Bishop)

Today the New York State Republican Party responded to DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s new television ad campaign:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, led by New York’s own Steve Israel, is out with their first campaign ad of the 2012 season, in which they falsely accuse a Republican Congressman of voting to “end Medicare.”

Democrats tried these “Medi-scare” tactics last year, and they failed:

In New York’s 9th Congressional District, Republican Bob Turner won in a three-to-one Democratic district not held by a Republican since 1923 and in a swing Nevada district, the Republican won by twenty-two points.

Neither Barack Obama nor Congressional Democrats have a plan to save Medicare from bankruptcy.

In fact, only one bill in history signed by an American President actually removed funds from Medicare.

It was Obamacare, written by Democrats, signed into law by Barack Obama and passed with the votes of Steve Israel, Dan Maffei, Bill Owens, Paul Tonko, Louise Slaughter, Nita Lowey and Tim Bishop.

Team Obama’s doubling down on a failed attack line speaks volumes about their lack of confidence in their own record.

And Americans know why Democrats don’t want to discuss that:

Obama promised hope and change, but the legacy of his domestic legislative and regulatory agenda is high unemployment, the worst economic recovery in
70 years, four years of trillion-dollar deficits and the most federal government spending since World War II.

Come January, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put America back on the path to fiscal sanity and economic prosperity.

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