American Commitment is launching a $75,000 radio ad buy today criticizing Republican members of Congress for their support of the controversial Farm Bill.
The ad buy begins today and runs all week in Oklahoma, Iowa, and Missouri markets in the districts of Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and committee members Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO). All three voted for the fiscally reckless $957 billion Farm Bill in committee and are calling for it to be brought to the House floor.
“Whether you’re a powerful committee chairman, a tea party icon, or a conservative freshman, if you support spending almost a trillion dollars we don’t have, that’s a problem and we’re going to educate and mobilize the public,” said Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment.
“This $957 billion so-called Farm Bill spends $756 billion on Food Stamps—that’s 79 percent of the bill’s spending total. It’s a program rampant with fraud and abuse that has more than doubled in size since 2008. Congress should be fixing the economy so people have good jobs and get off food stamps—not locking in place Obama’s failed dependency policies for another five years. We urge House leadership not to bring this bill to the floor, and if they do we urge members of the House to vote NO.”
Listen to the ads here:
American Commitment has also launched a petition urging the U.S. House of Representatives to vote NO on the Farm Bill if this fiscally reckless bill comes up for a vote.
Petition link: http://action.americancommitment.org/7214/vote-no-on-welfare-laden-farm-bill/