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Grassroots group issues new advocacy ad
by tribune staff
Jun 07, 2012 | 985 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) announced this week a new issue advocacy ad in Nevada, backed by a $279,000 television buy, in its $1.4 million effort in the state to focus the issue debate on jobs, the economy, taxes and debt.

 The new ad will start airing June 5 and run for two weeks.

“Stopwatch” portrays the cumulative impact of the Obama Administration’s failure to address the national debt, ignoring even Obama’s own deficit-reduction panel. The television buy includes network affiliates in Nevada as well as Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  It is the third spot in a national issue advocacy effort, which totals $25 million.

 The ad encourages viewers to support the “New Majority Agenda,” which includes a plank on reducing the national debt. For more information about the six major policy initiatives detailed in the plan, visit www.newmajorityagenda.org

Since Obama took office in January 2009, the national debt has increased by more than $5 trillion.  At the same time, 45 percent more people are on food stamps, millions more have slipped into poverty, real earnings have dropped and job growth has stalled, causing record numbers of Americans to give up looking for work and exit the workforce. Obama promised that his economic “stimulus” legislation would prevent the unemployment rate from rising above 8 percent, but it has been above 8 percent for every month of Obama’s presidency since February 2009. 

The real unemployment rate is considered much higher by economists, due to the large number of discouraged workers who left the workforce after Obama took office.
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