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Friday, July 06, 2012

Video- Crossroads GPS $25 million Ad 'Excuses' Hits Obama On Economy And Debt

By Susan Duclos

The Crossroads GPS superPAC has released a new ad called "Excuses" in a planned $25 million ad campaign against Barack Obama, which will be aired on televisions in battlegrounds states such as Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, from July 10 through early August.

The ad focuses on Obama's excuses for the  stalled economy and the out-of-control debt.


Crossroads GPS President Steven Law said in a statement "We’re suffering through one of the weakest economic recoveries in our history, and the only thing President Obama is offering is slogans and excuses. People are hungering for practical solutions to our skyrocketing debt and flat-lined economy, and that’s what we are putting forward in our New Majority Agenda."

The news of this $25 million ad campaign from Crossroads GPS comes as the Department of Labor issued it's June report showing unemployment is still at 8.2 percent.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement this morning regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for June 2012:

“Today's report shows the private sector clearly isn’t ‘doing fine’ and that President Obama’s policies have failed. The president bet on a failed ‘stimulus’ spending binge that led to 41 months of unemployment above 8 percent. He bet on a government takeover of health care that’s driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. He even bet taxpayer dollars on companies like Solyndra while blocking popular projects like Keystone XL that would create tens of thousands of new American jobs.

“The president needs to stop betting on his failed policies and start working with Republicans to remove government obstacles to job creation. We’ve passed more than 30 jobs bills – he should call on Senate Democrats to stop stalling them. Next week we’ll vote to fully repeal the president’s health care law. And before the month is out, we’ll vote on legislation to curtail excessive government regulations.

“The House will also act this month to boost economic growth and create jobs by preventing the largest tax hike in history and providing a fairer, simpler tax code that lowers rates and closes special interest loopholes. This tax hike is scheduled to hit small businesses on January 1, and is already casting a shadow over our economy that will continue to grow until the president works with us to stop it. We won’t wait to act.

“Republicans are listening to the American people and continuing to put economic growth and job creation front and center. We need the president and Senate Democrats to do the same.”