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September 17, 2014

Issue Ad Campaign Starts Against Affordable Care Act

A conservative issue group has started to run media ads in several states opposing the Affordable Care Act.

Americans for Prosperity, founded by David and Charles Koch, has started to run media ads in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. Americans for Prosperity is a 501(c)(4) organization that does not disclose their donors to the public.

In Virginia, WVEC, the Fox affiliate in Virginia Beach, and WAVY-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, have sent copies of their contracts to the Federal Communications Commission.

In Illinois, WJW, the ABC affiliate in Chicago, has filed.

In Ohio, contracts have been sent to the FCC by WOIO, the CBS affiliate in Shaker Heights; WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus; WCMH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbus; WSYX, the ABC affiliate in Columbus; WTTE, the Fox affiliate in Columbus; and WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland.

  • Cynthia Gurin

    Dear American Citizens,

    We the undersigned obscenely wealthy multi-billionaires have decided that you, lowly peons that you are, do not deserve to have healthcare. (Or food, or unemployment insurance, or a minimum wage guarantee, for that matter.)

    Towards that end, and because we believe that you are collectively stupid enough to fall for anything, we are spending a million dollars of our own money on an ad campaign to convince you that you are undeserving of health care.

    We will do that by bombarding you with propaganda, because Germany’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels told us that technique worked so well for him.

    Love,
    David and Charles Koch

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