Bass For Congress - NEW KUSTER AD IS HER LATEST DISTORTION OF REALITY

SPREADS FALSE ATTACKS TO HIDE HER SUPPORT OF POLICIES THAT WILL HARM PROGRAMS SENIORS DEPEND ON 

CONCORD – Bass Victory Committee comment on Annie Kuster's ad "Janice".

"In her latest ad, Annie Kuster continues to resort to scare tactics and attacks deemed to be untrue by the Nashua Telegraph to try and hide from seniors the truth about her own support for policies that are hurting the programs and benefits that seniors have earned," said Bass spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne.  "Instead of citing newspaper articles that are over 7 years old in making her false claims, Annie Kuster should be explaining to voters why she supports policies that in the past 4 years have added over $5 trillion to our national debt, that cut $700 billion from Medicare, that will lead to Medicare's bankruptcy, and that have led to the worse economic recovery in the history of our nation.  Her policies not only are detrimental to seniors but to every family in New Hampshire."

"The fact of the matter is, Ann Kuster is the only candidate in this race who supports cutting money from Medicare to pay for unrelated government programs and has no solution to prevent Medicare from going bankrupt," continued Tranchemontagne.  "New Hampshire seniors will not fall for Annie Kuster's politically motivated attacks and understand that unlike Annie, Charlie Bass is working in a bipartisan manner to ensure that programs like Medicare and Social Security are preserved and protected for today's seniors and future generations." 

Charlie Bass was 1 of 4 Republicans and 4 Democrats to introduce the only bipartisan budget in the House of Representatives based on the framework of the Simpson-Bowles Commission and endorsed by former President Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and Senator Alan Simpson.  The bipartisan budget would cut $4 trillion from our national debt over 10 years through $3 trillion in responsible spending cuts and $1 trillion in new revenue generated through tax reform.  The budget also calls for a bipartisan solution to strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare to meet the needs of today's seniors, the retiring Baby Boomers and future generations.

Background:

"Ann Kuster distorts Bass' record on Social Security", Nashua Telegraph June 29, 2012 -

http://www.politifact.com/new-hampshire/statements/2012/jun/29/ann-mclane-kuster/ann-kuster-distorts-bass-record-social-security/

Cooper-LaTourette Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: The Details -

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/2012/03/cooper-latourette-fiscal-year-2013-budget-details

"The Brave 38" - Budget compromise championed by just 38 lawmakers, USA Today April 3, 2012 -

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/story/2012-04-03/budget-compromise-38-382/53981554/1

Cuts to Medicare in President's Health Care Law - Congressional Budget Office, July 24, 2012 -

http://cbo.gov/publication/43471

Medicare Trustees Report -

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2012.pdf