Monday, August 11, 2008

More attack ads

The anti-Rossi ads are at it again. This time, a bunch of "regular" people show up on screen talking about some of the things he's done.

"Why did he vote to freeze teacher's salaries?" Well, like many of us, he believes in performance, not longevity, as the best reason to increase wages. If we had performance-based salary increases, we wouldn't reward those who cling to mediocrity for so many years.

"Why did he vote against smaller class sizes?" It would've cost a lot to pull the maneuver. It wasn't a guarantee of increased learning by any means. It would've been throwing more money at the problem.

"He voted against women's contraceptives." No, he voted against forcing insurance companies to pay for them. Insurance companies should provide whatever coverage they promise when you sign up. If that does not include aiding you in having casual sex, you can see whether another company would like to offer such benefits.

"He voted against negotiating drug prices." Yeah, probably because the government does not do well in changing the laws of supply and demand (for proof, look up the results of price controls on gasoline).

The sad thing is that these ads probably work fairly well. People forget that the government's money comes from their pockets.

1 comment:

theotherryan said...

I have noticed those also. I think Skeltor and her Komrades are scared.