Ad Watch: Obama ad ties ’47 percent’ to Medicare vouchers

Obama for America: "Earned" 

What it says: "Victims. Dependent. That's what Mitt Romney called forty-seven percent of Americans. Including people on Medicare. But what about his plan for you? Romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. Seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. A plan AARP says would undermine Medicare. You're no victim...you earned your benefits. Don't let Mitt Romney take them away."

What it means: Democrats think attacking Mitt Romney's comments on the "47 percent" of Americans who don't pay federal income tax was effective, and want Medicare recipients to remember that many of them are among them. The ad also hits days before vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who has proposed overhauling Medicare, is scheduled to debate Vice President Biden. 

 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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