Americans for Prosperity
:60 ad run in SE Ohio, from Oct. 12, 2012.
[Music] Female Announcer: Here in Ohio, coal provides good jobs and allows us to provide for our families. Coal has meant opportunities for our children and our communities. We have a proud history for all that we've accomplished; after all we've helped power America's economy for over two centuries.
[Music changes tone;
downbeat] But now, President Obama wants to do away with all
that just to please the special interests in Washington. He and
his administration have decided to pick winners and losers in the
energy industry and his choices have hurt all Ohioans--our jobs, our
families, our communities and our future. But don't take our word
for it. Listen to President Obama's own words:
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would
Tell President Obama his policies are hurting Ohioans. Go to
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Notes: The Oct. 12 press
release on this ad...
Americans for Prosperity
Ad Calls out Obama’s War on Coal
$170,000 Ad Effort Urges Citizens to Tell President Obama His Policies are Hurting Ohioans
COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) – Ohio, the
leading grassroots advocate for economic freedom and limited
government, today began airing a new radio ad highlighting how
President Obama’s energy policies are bankrupting coal plants and
“Instead of working to create jobs and keep energy costs low,
President Obama has continually pushed for failed green energy
policies, forcing coal plants to shut down, killing thousands of jobs
in an already depressed economy, and skyrocketing energy prices,” said
Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “Even worse, President Obama
knows that his policies are destructive – he has admitted that they
will raise electricity prices.”
The ad quotes President Obama saying “Under my
rates will necessarily skyrocket.”
Americans for Prosperity is airing the ad primarily in
Ohio, where 86% of Ohio’s electricity is made and the region most
acutely impacted by the administration’s energy policies. A similar ad
is running in parts of Virginia as well. The ads are AFP’s latest
effort to push back against the President’s energy policies and restore
economic freedom to the energy market.
“With so many coal mines closing and Ohioans losing their
defies belief that President Obama is doubling down on his foolish
policies,” Morgan continued. “We hope the President will listen to this
ad and stop hurting our economy.”