Yesterday, the North Carolina Democratic Party released a digital ad blasting Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, and Mark Walker for their party’s toxic agenda that would raise costs on North Carolina families. Reporting from FOX8 highlights that the GOP’s plans “underscore the possibility that tax rates could rise ‘on 40% of North Carolinians’ and threaten not only the Affordable Care Act – the premiums and coverage protected by that plan – but also Medicare and Social Security.”
FOX8: NC Dems launch ad to attack Senate candidates
- The North Carolina Democratic Party is launching a new ad on Monday to attack the economic agenda being touted by Republicans, including those running for the U.S. Senate.
- At issue are recent statements by Republican leadership about how the GOP might approach governing should it regain control of the House and the Senate in the midterm elections this November.
- What prompted the Democrats’ ire was Scott’s suggestion to change the tax structure to ensure that everyone pays some income tax, to “have skin in the game.”
- His position was exacerbated, to the Democrats’ thinking, by comments from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who suggested he would like to see a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act should the GOP regain control.
- “If we’re for example, if we were going to repeal and replace Obamacare — I still think we need to fix our health-care system — we need to have the plan ahead of time so that once we get in office, we can implement it immediately, not knock around like we did last time and fail,” Johnson told Breitbart News.
- A release by the NCDP says that these statements underscore the possibility that tax rates could rise “on 40% of North Carolinians” and threaten not only the Affordable Care Act – the premiums and coverage protected by that plan – but also Medicare and Social Security.
- “Over the past month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate have freely admitted what a GOP majority would do, and Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, and Mark Walker are all on the hook for it,” NCDP spokesperson Kate Frauenfelder said. “As voters continue to tune into the midterm elections, North Carolina Democrats won’t let up on highlighting the GOP agenda of tax hikes and higher health care premiums to the Tar Heel State.”