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Monday, July 25, 2011

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DCCC robocalls target four Wis. Republicans

The DCCC is starting robocalls in four Wisconsin House districts as part of a national “We Don’t Quit” campaign on the debate over raising the debt ceiling.

The targeted GOP Wisconsin lawmakers in include U.S. Reps. Sean Duffy of Ashland, Tom Petri of Fond du Lac, Reid Ribble of Kaukauna and Paul Ryan of Janesville. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it will do the automated calls in 60 districts nationwide; President Obama won 83 percent of those districts in 2008.

Here’s the Duffy script:

“Congressman Sean Duffy and Speaker Boehner would rather our economy default just to protect tax breaks for Big Oil companies and billionaire jet-owners. Republicans quit negotiating with President Obama on raising the debt ceiling.

“This is serious. Duffy's billionaire buddies will be OK. But we will pay the price if government can’t pay its bills. Our Social Security and Medicare benefits are at risk. Interest rates would spike for our credit cards, car loans and mortgages. Our 401(k) retirement accounts would drop. And, gas and food prices would skyrocket.

“Enough is enough. Call Congressman Duffy and tell him not to gamble our future to protect tax breaks for Big Oil and billionaires.”

UPDATE: NRCC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek responded, "The fact that Democrats won't quit is exactly why Americans are disgusted with Washington and the unfortunate situation our country now faces. Democrats won't quit spending money we don't have, and they won't quit raising taxes and burdening Americans with policies that make a bad economy even worse."


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