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Americans for Prosperity

"Wasteful Spending" +
:60 ad run starting April 26, 2012.

[Music] Male Announcer: Washington promised to create American jobs if we passed their stimulus, but that's not what happened.

Fact.  Billions of taxpayer dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries.  The Obama Administration admitted the truth that $2.3 billion of tax credits went overseas while millions of Americans can't find a job.

$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico.  Half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland.  And tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China.

President Obama wasted $34 billion on risky investments.

The result?  Failure.

American taxpayers are paying to send their own jobs to foreign countries.

Tell President Obama American tax dollars should help American taxpayers.

Notes: AFP held a press conference on April 26 to launch this campaign.  According to the release...

The multi-million dollar ad buy will be supported by rallies and events taking place over the next several weeks. "This new TV ad combined with our social media and boots on the ground approach pulls back the curtain on an important component of our strategy and focus this year," said AFP President Tim Phillips. "We're going to be shining a spotlight on something so important, President Obama himself will be forced to take notice."

Both the Obama campaign and the DNC responded with lengthy fact checks. 

The Obama's response include this statement from national presss secretary Ben LaBolt...

“Secretive oil billionaires are making good on their promise to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on Governor Romney’s behalf attempting to defeat the President.  After all, Governor Romney has introduced a tax plan which charges taxpayers $4 billion in year to provide subsidies to oil and gas companies making record profits, he opposes increased fuel economy standards that will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump, and he supports repealing the reforms the President passed to prevent manipulation of our oil futures market.  While the President fights everyday to build an economy where everybody gets a fair shot and does their fair share, special interests across the country are mobilizing to buy the election for Governor Romney to try to promote their interests over the interests of the American people.”

The DNC response included this statement from Melanie Roussell...

It’s no surprise why Americans for Prosperity is running another dishonest ad against the President’s record of supporting clean energy- they are funded by the oil industry, which opposes the President’s aggressive all-of-the-above strategy for meeting our energy needs. Contrary to the ad’s claims President Obama has proposed initiatives that will keep jobs in America and his investments in clean energy will help Americans save money at the pump and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Mitt Romney is big oil’s dream candidate. He has opposed investments in clean energy and higher fuel economy standards that will save consumers $8,000 at the pump on the average vehicle. And he has advocated for a backward-looking drilling alone strategy that wouldn’t allow America to take control of our energy future.