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Campaign's First TV Ad is On the Air

Hovde for Senate debuts first TV ad!

Today, we debuted the campaign's first TV ad, titled "Debt Crisis." 

The ad points to our nation’s crushing $15 trillion debt and reminds Americans that the career politicians’ reckless and out-of-control spending has created a moral crisis that threatens to bankrupt future generations.   

We are the first campaign in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race to make a major statewide TV ad buy. 

Please check out our ad and let me know what you think!

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Craig April 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM
First let me say I am an insulin dependant diabetic... Seniors are not ending up in the ER because of insulin costs. That would imply they are taking less insulin to save money, this would cause an increase of blood sugar. High blood sugar usually makes the diabetic sleepy and tired- not typically warranting a trip to the ER. Many people have an insulin reaction when they do not ingest the proper amount of carbs - or if they are more active than usual. In a younger person this results in a reaction that is simple to compensate for. Older people tend to over react, calling 911 and wind up in the ER where everything must be ruled out due to medical liability. A glass of orange juice would have sufficed. ANYONE WHO DELIBERATELY REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF INSULIN THEY INJECT TO SAVE MONEY IS AN IMBECILE. Considering insulin is not very expensive, saving money is not related to insulin but perhaps other prescriptions.
Craig April 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM
The TV add is effective if there is follow up on this topic. Our debt IS a huge crisis to National Security. When our GDP is equal to; or less than our national debt- we are in serious trouble. Hyperinflation is one way to "fix" the problem- effectively cutting the debt in half because the new GDP is much higher. This would bust nearly 90% of American families. The only time we came back from the brink of a Debt issue like this was after WWII- there we had a booming economy with a GDP that increased substantially. With out global recession and other issues, increasing our GDP is almost impossible. Any candidate who has the balls to cover this topic will certainly get my consideration.
The Anti-Alinsky April 13, 2012 at 03:24 AM
No Bren, I am not a Birther. It was being used to illustrate the ridiculousness of your "medicare scare". And you have yet to answer the question: "What tax breaks did Governor Walker give corporations?"
Bren April 13, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Anti, that's actually a good question, one that's difficult for me to answer at this point (and not for lack of trying). The ALEC corporate tax breaks were passed unfunded and are intended for new jobs as I understood it. However, based on current numbers that's not much. Hearsay evidence suggests that Georgia Pacific has received state money; one may assume that the few other companies that have come in have also benefited. Basically the tax breaks reward companies for doing what they were probably going to do anyway. Cow, it was passed and is now being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. If that body declares the Republican's "individual mandate" unconstitutional it could derail the entire ACA as I understand it. Craig, I don't disagree with you. But just because an individual is "mature" doesn't mean they don't have pride. Quite a few elders become isolated and depressed because they don't want family, etc. to know they are struggling. They are afraid of losing their independence and/or burdening family. The group I'm especially worried about are the ones (as I've written) in their 50s and 40s. They have paid into Medicare and Social Security for decades and have reasonable expectation of receiving the benefits they have been paying into all that time. The recession has taken a toll on savings, etc. They will need every penny of Social Security and Medicare.
CowDung April 13, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Bren: Where are you getting this idea that those in their 40s and 50s are suddenly going to find themselves without Medicare or Social Security benefits?

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