Americans for Tax Reform is investing $1.6 million for television ads in California’s competitive 52nd Congressional District. Democrat Scott Peters is challenging Republican Brian Bilbray for the Coastal San Diego seat.
The ad is entitled “Wrong Prescription." It begins by explaining that Democrat Scott Peters supports Obamacare, which includes over $700 billion in Medicare cuts nation-wide. Seniors can thank Democrats like Peters for $60 billion in cuts to the program in California alone.
The ad will air Saturday, October 13th and will run for two weeks on all major cable channels.
In the district, only Congressman Brian Bilbray has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to California voters to oppose higher taxes. Scott Peters has refused to sign the Pledge, leaving the door open to higher taxes.
“Scott Peters certainly is the wrong prescription for California taxpayers. That’s because Washington doesn’t need more politicians who think higher taxes are a good idea,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Democrats should get real with taxpayers and seniors specifically about their plan to pay for even more overspending with cuts to Medicare that do nothing to shore up the program.”