NRCC Paid Online Banner Ad Targets Sean Patrick Maloney for his Support of Obama’s Sequester

  For Immediate Release

March 4 , 2013

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NRCC Paid Online Banner Ad Targets Sean Patrick Maloney for his Support of Obama’s Sequester Ad Focuses on Maloney’s Support for Wasteful Washington Spending

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee launched a paid online banner ad today in Sean Patrick Maloney’s district, highlighting his support of Obama’s sequester and the wasteful spending it allows. While thousands of federal workers are being furloughed, a martian menu, climate change musical and NASA video games are just a few of the ludicrous programs Washington is funding instead.

“Sean Patrick Maloney is a major culprit in Obama’s sequester. Because of his insistence on higher taxes and his refusal to cut wasteful spending, Maloney is subjecting the country to irresponsible cuts,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Maloney should be ashamed for supporting such frivolous programs and wasteful spending while cutting important programs instead.”

Below is a sample of the ad:

 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Will Furlough 5,000 Border Patrol Agents. “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday that her agency would be forced to furlough 5,000 border control agents under mandatory spending cuts, likely allowing more illegal immigrants into the country and potentially compromising national security.” (David Nakamura, “Napolitano Warns That Sequester Would Affect Border Security,” The Washington Post, 2/25/13)

 

TSA Agents Would Also Be Furloughed. “There could also be longer security lines at airports because of anticipated furloughs of Transportation Security Administration workers. In addition, deplaning from international flights could be slower because Customs and Border Protection agents are expected to work fewer hours.” (Matthew Wald, “Federal Spending Cuts Threaten Delays In Air Travel,” The New York Times, 2/21/13)

 

Obama’s Sequester Will Cut Medicare By 2 Percent. “With the imposition of at least some of them appearing more and more likely, here’s a look, by the numbers, at Washington’s self-imposed budget austerity (aka ‘sequestration’ or the ‘sequester’) … 2% – Cuts to Medicare if sequestration takes effect.” (Amy Roberts, “By The Numbers: Automatic Spending Cuts,” CNN, 2/19/13)

 

It Cost The Federal Government $1.6 Million To Develop A Video Game Based On A Fictional NASA Mission. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)

 

The Federal Government Spent $947,000 On Researching Food To Serve On Mars. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)

 

$697,177 Was Used To Develop A Musical On Climate Change And Biodiversity. (2012 Waste Book, Office Of Senator Tom Coburn, Accessed On 2/27/13)

 

 

 

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