The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is sending automated phone calls into 50 districts to link Republican members and candidates with Paul Ryan’s budget. Among these districts are six in Florida: CD 2 Steve Southerland, CD 10 Dan Webster, CD 13 Bill Young, CD 16 Vern Buchanan, CD 18 Allen West and CD 22 Adam Hasner.
Here’s a sample script: “Hi. This is Julie calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alert you to a new development about Medicare. Your Congressman, Steve Southerland, voted for a budget that would end Medicare and now the budget’s architect, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for Vice President. A nonpartisan analysis showed that Ryan’s budget would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400. The Tax Policy Center also said the Ryan budget would give people making over $1 million a year an average tax break of $265,000. And Congressman Southerland supported all of it. That’s just wrong. Call Congressman Steve Southerland and tell him to stop protecting millionaires at the expense of Medicare and the middle class.”