After Obamacare ruling, conservative group announces $9 million campaign against it. Sore Loser?
In response to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's health care law, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group, announced plans on Friday to spend $9 million on a campaign against the law.
The project includes a new ad
that will run in media markets in a dozen swing states, and focuses on
the president's insistence that the federal mandate to purchase health
insurance is not a "tax." On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the
provision is constitutional only if it's considered a tax, although the
White House continues to refer to it as a "penalty."
The ad advocates for the repeal
of the law and calls it "one of the largest tax increases in history," a
line sure to be repeated on the presidential campaign trail.
"Obama's health care law is
actually one of the largest tax increases in history," a female narrator
says in the ad. "Shouldn't President Obama's priorities have been
creating jobs and ending reckless spending?"
Charles and David Koch,
billionaires who donate heavily to political causes, are the founders of
the group paying for the campaign, and the group has spent several
million dollars already this year on anti-Obama issue ads.
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