September 11th, 2009
04:10 PM ET
12 years ago

New ad urges Obama to 'Slow Down' on health care

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WASHINGTON (CNN)–The Republican Party of Minnesota released a new TV ad Friday criticizing President Obama's "risky" health care plan ahead of his rally in Minneapolis Saturday.

The $25,000 buy revisits a speech candidate Obama gave in February of 2008 vowing to bring about change.

The 30-second spot then claims Obama is now "pushing a risky health care plan that would: Cut Medicare; Raise taxes; Ration care; And explode the deficit."

"Mr. President: Let's slow down and do health care reform the right way," the ad concludes.

"Slow Down," will air on national cable in Minnesota until Sunday.

The President will hold his rally on health insurance reform at 1230 CT/130p E.T.

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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Ted Tartaglia

    This is just more Repub obstructionist politics. Repubs do not want healthcare reform because they are in the employ of the drug and insurance companies.

    September 11, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. PaulC

    The republican definition of "go slow" means "do nothing". They had 8 hears under George II and did absolutely nothing. Anyone who thinks the republicans will initiate or join a health care plan is a first class fool.

    September 11, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. Ana

    Slow down???? We've been going backwards for the past eight years!!!! LETS STEP ON THE GAS PEDAL!!!!!

    September 11, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. Pam

    Yeah..slow down so the republicans can think of new ways to sabotage your efforts, Mr. President...... NOT!

    September 11, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. Tom in CA

    Slowdown...shutdown...leave it as it is...there's no problem....that's what the Grand Obstructionism Party wants when it comes to health care reform. They want it as it is...the status quo...NO HEALTH CARE REFORM IS NEEDED.

    September 11, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  6. Dennis

    Of course they want to slow down. Slowing down equates to millions of dollars being funneled directly into the pockets of Insurance company executives. The middle and working class is once again being asked to sacrifice in order to make billionaires out of millionares. If that is what you really want to do then slow it way down.

    September 11, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Eleanor, Port Orchard, WA

    Ignore the Republicans! Go Mr. Obama, go!! Give us what we elected you to do!!

    September 11, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  8. Bob

    For those of you complaining about how long health care has been debated, remember this:

    Richard Nixon tried to reform health care in the early 1970's, and was stymied in his efforts... by Ted Kennedy.

    September 11, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  9. Bob

    Do you really believe that we can pay for this with $900 million in savings from wasteful programs? If so, let's cut those programs, save the money, make sure we do health care reform right the first time, and then do it.

    September 11, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  10. Arthur

    Why do so many people believe it's the government's job to spend my money to pay for someone else's healthcare?

    September 11, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
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