Exclusive: 60-plus releases ads against Connolly and Perriello

The 60-plus Association, the non-profit organization of more than half-million seniors and is the self-styled conservative, limited government “alternative to AARP”, is releasing two ads this weekend targeting Virginia U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-5) and Gerry Connolly (D-11).

For Perriello:

For Connolly:

“This bill adds hundreds of entitlements and only cuts one – Medicare. By voting ‘yes’ [the congressmen] betrayed seniors and the best interests of their district,” said Jim Martin, President of 60 Plus. “I hope Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb take note of the senior anger while they are deciding how to vote on this important legislation.”

  • Newsman

    Not quite an “exclusive”. Jeff Frederick tweeted this yesterday, and again this morning. His wife Amy is behind these ads (and I suspect maybe him too).

  • Bigvinu

    Anyone else realize the stupidity of the ads? “How could you leave our children and grand children with this budget deficit?” Do they not know what a deficit is? It’s not possible to “leave our grand children this budget deficit”. It’s possible to leave them debt, but not deficit. Somebody that knew what the word “deficit” was clearly not involved in the making of this ad.

  • Max Shapiro

    If I was married and had $250 dollars of payment on debt due every month and I died, my wife would have to pay this money. Suppose she got a Social Security check of $150 per month. My death has left her with a deficit of $100 per month. Somebody that knows the English language must not have written that above post.

  • Not Tim Murtaugh

    Max, you are still a loser and now an idiot too. A deficit is a one time event as budgets go and the cumulation of deficits equals the federal debt. You can’t leave someone a federal budget deficit, which is clearly what this ad implies, you leave them a federal debt. Why don’t you go finish high school before you start critiquing someone’s blog post. Douche bag.!

  • Max Shapiro

    1. the amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required amount.
    2. the amount by which expenditures or liabilities exceed income or assets.
    3. a lack or shortage; deficiency.
    4. a disadvantage, impairment, or handicap: The team’s major deficit is its poor pitching.
    5. a loss, as in the operation of a business.

    So you are telling me that you can’t leave someone with a deficiency between income and expenditures? Unless that kid is born on the very day the budget expires and that a new budget has not been passed and the government is shutting down, then he will be born into a country governed by a document that has a deficit. Budgets are written over many, many years governing action that occurs over many years, you can certainly leave someone with a deficit. A deficit is not a one time occurrence. Revenues come in and expenditures go out every day. The budget document may be static, but the budget operations are certainly not.

    If you really are Tim Murtaugh, then I find it laughable that you would speak to me with such contempt. That is not how I wish RPV officials to act. If you are him and I do meet you, which rest assured I will, I will demand an apology for your insolence.

  • Thanks, Newsman. I’ll take that up with the 60-plus communications director who said that it was.

  • Max Shapiro

    You’re not Tim Murtaugh, that makes this whole thing even funnier.

  • Newsman

    JR, Amy Frederick is the exec VP of 60 Plus and runs the show over there.

  • Interesting….thanks, Newsman.

    Well, at least it was “exclusive” to the blogs.

    That’s not really the point though…I think we need to focus on the content of the ads: upset seniors over cutting $400 million to Medicare. Webb and Warner should consider that fact when they vote.

  • EJ

    “upset seniors over cutting $400 million to Medicare. Webb and Warner should consider that fact when they vote.”

    This is a very dangerous strategy right now and it pulls a page from the dems over the years playing “mediscare” tactics everytime the GOP proposed some type of change. Medicare does need to be reformed in some way and guess what, thats going to require some kind of cuts in the future of some kind. If the GOP sucessfully wins this fight out of scaring the crap out of seniors, all we have shown is that neither party can touch the two big entitlements that are going to be a the ruin of the country if something isnt done. This tactic is very short sited in my mind.

  • Good point, EJ.

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