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Ron Paul National Campaign Chairman Blasts CBS News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ron Paul 2012 PCC   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:22

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton released the following statement concerning the CBS / National Journal Republican debate:

“Ron Paul consistently polls among the top three in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.  He is polling in double digits in most respected polls.

“Congressman Paul is ranked among the top three in fundraising results.

“Congressman Paul serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee.

“Congressman Paul is a veteran.

“And, Congressman Paul has contrasting views on foreign policy that many Americans find worthy of inquiry and discussion.

“CBS's treatment of Congressman Paul is disgraceful, especially given that tonight’s debate centered on foreign policy and national security.

“Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour.  If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard.

“CBS News, in their arrogance, may think they can choose the next president. Fortunately, the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and across America get to vote and not the media elites.”

 
AARP, Mediacom Announce Prime Time Broadcast of AARP’s 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Video Voters’ Guide PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Black   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:16

WHO-TV’s Dave Price Moderates One-on-One Conversations with the Candidates on the Economic and Health Issues 

 

Nov. 11, 2011– Des Moines, Iowa – AARP and Mediacom today announce broadcast of the AARP 2012 GOP Presidential candidates Video Voters’ Guide featuring Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Rick Perry in one-on-one, unedited conversations with WHO-TV13 political reporter Dave Price on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. on MC22.  The program will be rebroadcast on MC22 at 2 pm on Monday, Nov. 14, and will be available at www.aarp.org/YouEarnedIt and on Mediacom On Demand regularly until the Iowa Caucuses on Jan. 3.

“AARP is pleased to bring a focus on these issues critical to Iowa caucus goers,” said AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern.  “We appreciate the candidates’ attention to ensuring that concerns of older Iowans around the economy and jobs, retirement security, Medicare and Social Security are addressed during this Presidential campaign season.”

"We're proud to use our Mediacom network to provide information that is timely and relevant, particularly as Iowans evaluate candidates and issues that affect policies in our state and nation,” said Mediacom Senior Vice President Ed Pardini.  “The caucuses give Iowans a unique role, and voters who want to be better informed can watch these interviews to gain a valuable perspective.”

Participating candidates met a 5 percent or higher polling threshold as of the invitation date.  Candidates Governor Mitt Romney and former CEO Herman Cain were invited but declined to participate.

The interviews lead off with on the top issue on the minds of Republican caucus and primary voters – jobs and the economy.  Each candidate addresses what will they do to put Americans back to work; how they will make retirement more secure; what they will do to ensure that the Social Security and Medicare benefits Americans have earned remain strong, and finally, if elected President, what will be their top priority?

The live-to-tape candidate conversations were recorded at Mediacom studios in Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 4.  In addition to weekly telecasts on MC22, digital cable users can tune-in and view the Video Voters’ Guide at any time using Mediacom’s OnDemand content.  The free program can be found at Channel 1 (OnDemand) in the “My Government” section.  Viewers can fast-forward, rewind or pause to focus attention on specific candidates or the topics each addresses during his or her segment.

For more than 25 years, AARP has been engaged in non-partisan voter education activities. AARP does not have a political action committee and does not endorse candidates or contribute to their campaigns.  AARP’s voter education activities are designed to encourage members and the general public to exercise their constitutional right to vote and to highlight the issues that affect Americans age 50+ and their families with the Presidential candidates and their campaigns.

For more information on AARP voter education activities and to view AARP’s 2012 GOP Presidential candidates Video Voters’ Guide 24-7, visit www.aarp.org/youearnedit.

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About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50 + educators; and our website, www.aarp.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 
New Cain Video Features Alveda King and Opportunity Zones in Detroit PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Friends of Herman Cain   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:51

Detroit - In the city of Detroit, the very face of destructive liberal economics, presidential candidate Herman Cain presents his vision of turning poverty-stricken communities into thriving Opportunity Zones as part of his bold “9-9-9 Plan.”

The new video focuses on a desperate city, hungry for jobs, commerce, and true hope; Herman Cain lays out specific plans for returning Detroit to a pinnacle of industrial achievement.

In this video, respected author and conservative activist, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lends her support for Mr. Cain’s vision for economic renewal.

"Where some see economic decline, Herman Cain sees fertile soil for growth," begins the narrative. And the citizens of Detroit seem to feel it can't happen soon enough...

You can see the video on the Herman Cain YouTube channel.

 
Ron Paul’s Plan Preserves Seniors’ Benefits, Mitt Romney’s Cuts Medicare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Monday, 14 November 2011 14:32
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – See below for statement from campaign of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

From National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton:

“Ron Paul’s ‘Restore America Plan’, which some have called the boldest plan to reduce the federal deficit, proposes $1 trillion in federal spending in the first year, and it balances the federal budget in year three of a Paul Presidency. 

“The plan cuts spending by ending the costly unconstitutional foreign wars, and cuts foreign welfare, corporate welfare, and overgrown federal bureaucracy.

“These cuts are made so that those who are dependent on domestic spending programs such as Medicare aren’t endangered through a sudden change in benefits.

“Mitt Romney’s economic plan makes only nominal cuts yet it manages to cut spending from Medicare benefits, the same benefits on which many elderly Americans have come to rely. 

“That’s a shame because not only are the cuts disingenuous but the protections seniors are counting on are absent from a proposal that Mitt Romney regards as ‘bold’ and fair.

“Ron Paul’s ambitious plan also cuts taxes, authorizes a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve, and reins in dangerous government intervention by curtailing runaway spending and regulatory overreaches.

“Today’s government-imposed economic weakness demands action.  Ron Paul is the only candidate with the experience and plan to get Americans back to work and create lasting prosperity.”
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Changing Lanes: Who Is Newt Today? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ron Paul 2012 PCC   
Monday, 14 November 2011 14:30

Who Is Newt Today?

Government-mandated healthcare OK

 

According to Newt:

“All of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care.”

(Wall Street Journal)

“I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay — help pay for health care.”

MSNBC’s David Gregory: But that is the individual mandate, is it not?

“It’s a variation on it.”

(National Review)

“In 2008, according to an AP report, Gingrich suggested ‘insurance mandates for people who earn more than $75,000 a year.’ Two years later, he was telling Sean Hannity at Fox News that health insurance mandates were unconstitutional.”

(CS Monitor)

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