Congressman Joe Donnelly just launched his first TV ad of the 2012 campaign, and
it’s full of false claims about Richard Mourdock’s stance on Social Security and
The truth is, Congressman Donnelly is the one who voted to cut $500 billion from
Medicare when he voted for Obamacare. Donnelly is also placing Social Security at
risk by refusing to reform it in order to save it from bankruptcy.
The hypocrisy doesn’t end there. Donnelly’s ad also claims that Mourdock supports
tax cuts for Wall Street just because he signed a “no-tax-increase” pledge, when
it was Donnelly who voted to bailout Wall Street.
Joe Donnelly is desperate to distract Hoosiers from his liberal record.
President Barack Obama addressed supporters in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday afternoon
and took a shot at the business community. President Obama dismissed any credit business
owners give themselves for their success:
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they
want to give something back. They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful,
you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always
struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There
are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody
else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people
out there. (Applause.)
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was
a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable
American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads
and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made
that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created
the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual
initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just
like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their
own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.