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
Tell President Obama American tax dollars should help American
Notes: AFP held a press conference on April 26 to launch this campaign. According to the release...
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.
Obama's response include this statement from national presss secretary
“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...
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.