NEW DONNELLY AD: What Richard Mourdock Costs You

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Indianapolis, Ind.--Today, Joe Donnelly’s campaign for U.S. Senate unveiled its latest ad telling Hoosier voters what exactly Richard Mourdock would cost them.

“A Senator Mourdock would be costly to Hoosiers,” said Paul Tencher, campaign manager.  “Not only would he allow tax breaks for companies that export jobs to China, he’d protect billions in tax breaks for oil companies.  He’d increase out-of-pocket healthcare costs for Indiana seniors by thousands of dollars a year.  Joe Donnelly will take the best ideas from both parties to get things done for the middle class.”

Watch the new Donnelly ad here.




Narrator: My way or the highway will cost Hoosiers.  Mourdock’s way – tax breaks for companies that export jobs to China. Current tax law allows relocation deductions for companies that ship jobs overseas. Politifact reported “Robert E. Scott, senior international economist with the Economic Policy Institute...confirmed that relocation expenses are deductible and that existing tax law makes no distinction between whether a company moves part of its operations to another state or to another country. "[Politifact, 9/27/10]
Billions in tax breaks for oil companies. Mourdock’s budget protects $40 Billion in tax breaks for big oil companies.
[ThinkProgress, 3/21/12]
$6,000 more a year for seniors in fees for Medicare.

Mourdock’s way is the wrong way.
Mourdock’s plan would raise out of pocket costs by more than $6,000 per year. The New York Times reported in an editorial, “Even so, the plan would leave older Americans on average with $6,400 in extra costs by 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office.”  [New York Times, 8/13/12]
Joe Donnelly broke with his own party to extend all the Bush tax cuts, Joe Donnelly opposes allowing present tax rates to expire on any income levels. Reported the New York Times, “Representative Joe Donnelly, a Democrat running for an Indiana Senate seat, announced Tuesday he would vote for the Republican plan to extend all the Bush-era income tax rates when it comes up in the House next week.”[New York Times, 7/24/2012]
for a balanced budget amendment, he’ll put Hoosier jobs ahead of China. The Evansville Courier & Press reported that Donnelly would vote “yes” on the Balanced Budget Amendment. “U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, the only Democratic candidate in the race, said he will be among the “yes” votes when the House on Friday takes up a constitutional amendment that would require Congress to balance the federal budget.” [Evansville Courier & Press 11/17/11]
Donnelly: Let’s take the best ideas of both parties, work together and get things done for the middle class.

I’m Joe Donnelly and I approve this message.
Joe Donnelly opposed the President more than 30% of the time and broke with his party more than all but six Democrats. [CQ Custom Member Profile, 2/2012; National Journal Vote Rankings 2011]

Joe Donnelly has voted with John Boehner nearly 60% of the time over his lifetime. [, accessed 10/15/12]



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