Kagen doubles down on lies and deception

Here’s Congressman Steve Kagen’s latest ad, another deceptive attack.

In the first part of the ad our Congressman calls this ad portrayal of his Obamacare vote and its’ effects a lie.  To make that point,  there’s a reference to FactCheck.org.  However FactCheck.org doesn’t call the ad a lie.

Every one of the ads notes that the law cuts Medicare by $500 billion. But that’s misleading, as we’ve pointed out time and again. The law calls for $555 billion in cuts in future growth of the program – over 10 years.

It’s true that about one-quarter of Medicare recipients could lose some or all of the additional benefits that they receive through what are called Medicare Advantage plans

The ad running against veteran lawmaker Kanjorski, as well as some of the others in 60 Plus’ sights, says that he “voted for Nancy Pelosi’s big government health care plan.” Whether it’s a “big government” plan or not is opinion.

Hence the ad isn’t a lie as Congressman Kagen wants everyone to believe.  It doesn’t tell the full story due to the complexity of a 2000+ page bill that no one apparently read before passing and is therefore misleading according to some.  Remember Speaker Pelosi did say that the bill had to be passed so we could see what was in it.

Congressman Kagen also claims this was  “paid for by drug companies.”  A quick look at 60 Plus Association shows this is an outright lie.

Founded in 1992, the 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus has set ending the federal estate tax and saving Social Security for the young as its top priorities.  60 Plus is often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

In the second part of the ad Congressman Kagen doubles down on his claim about Reid Ribble and Social Security.  That would be the claim that was debunked here, here, and here.

And that claim that Reid is a politician?  That was debunked here and here.

Wonder when we will see an ad by Congressman Kagen that is actually true or perhaps highlights what he’s done the last four years as a POLITICIAN in Congress.

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