Several major labor unions are banding together to launch an ad campaign next week urging members of Congress to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans and to protect entitlement programs from major cuts as a solution to the looming fiscal cliff, a source with knowledge of the effort told CNN Friday.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association are banding together for this campaign, which will be launched next week.
The effort will include a “six figure” buy of television ads, as w
ell as ads online, the source told CNN.
The groups will argue, using new polling data, that the public does not favor major cuts in entitlement programs like Medicaid, but wants to see a solution to curbing the nation’s deficit based on raising the tax burden on the wealthier parts of the population, as well as policies that encourage job growth.
Idiots! These dummies caused 18,000+ people to lose their jobs in an economy that is in shambles. Now they believe people are gullible enough to buy the fact that raising taxes will cure all. The people can't be that gullible right?