New Dem ad pushes jobs plan
September 23rd, 2011
08:51 AM ET
11 years ago

New Dem ad pushes jobs plan

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee will go up with a new ad this weekend urging Congress to pass the American Jobs Act President Barack Obama sent to Capitol Hill last week, according to the DNC.

The 30-second spot, which will run in crucial swing and early voting states across the country, says the fully subsidized plan will improve infrastructure, help small businesses, end tax breaks for the wealthy and close corporate tax loopholes.

"You know that saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going?" the narrator in the ad says. "Tell Congress: No more games. Pass the plan."

The ad follows the president's recent trips to the 2012 battleground states of Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia. It replaces a spot that touted the president's jobs plan. The DNC also aired a Spanish language ad with a similar message.

Infused with symbols of an idyllic America, the commercial is set to air for the next few weeks in parts of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Kirsten Kukowski, press secretary for the Republican National Committee, said Obama and the DNC are "more concerned with saving Obama's job than creating jobs for the rest of the country."

"The new DNC ad campaign shows that the President needs all the help he can get to sell his Stimulus 2.0 that increases taxes on Americans and small businesses we depend on to create jobs," Kukowski said.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Hard-working and tenacious, that's our President.
    Committed to being the voice of those that the GOP and their monster, The Tea Party, would silence.
    Obama 2012

    September 23, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  2. Vic

    The jobs bill is still not in Congress yet. What is the reporter talking about? Well, I guess it's all talk.

    September 23, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  3. Name king

    Hey even though this not the massive overall of our infra structure program. Like china whose economy is booming by getting their citizens to move from the old traditional living of it's past into a hustling modernized world, which companies all over the world is fighting like devils to get some of the demand. Obama is trying to share up demand by pushing for modernization, and green energy. These repugs have fight him all the way to start something new ever since he took office. Our country is filled to the brim with businesses, yet the war the repugs have waged over the past 2 years on consumer confidence is finally taking it's toll. We should take a lesson from India china and brazil who are moving from their old traditional ways into modernization. this is driving their economy, because every modernization prospect they go for, their is a new industry created. These repugs need to stop blocking progress.

    September 23, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. Ross DiRienzo

    Pass this bill, pass this bill, pass this bill! We need it and stop the Repubblican's political games of pandering to the riches and to the ultra social conservative! This is not a third world country!

    September 23, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Demmies. How about an ad showiing what the administration has done to save the economy. I think most people would be shocked to know that unemployment is 1.2% higher than when the administratino took office, which is significant because we were losing 700,000 jobs per month, or a 0.5% per month rise.

    September 23, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Absolutely no way, we will approve another stimulus plan, resulting in squanderous waste of our tax dollars.

    September 23, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  7. Little Jimmy Truth

    Did we already pay our taxes to Obama's campaign ads?

    September 23, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. Stop the Charade

    Dems must try to get the bill to a vote and then publically post the names of those who voted against it. Then America will see for itself who is trying to solve the provlems of this country and who is playing money games.

    September 23, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Cult of Personality

    The right-wing extremists are a JOKE!! They are the laughing stock of the entire civilized world!! Vote for ME for President of the USA!! I can put this nation of ours on the proper trajectory by raising taxes on ALL those HUGE Corporations that see it fit to outsource all our jobs overseas. I would raise taxes on those corporations (i.e. – American Express, GE, IBM, etc.) to 50% or higher for their outsourcing and SOLELY provide them with a tax break when they bring our jobs back home.

    September 23, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Speaking for myself, I DO want to see Americans put back to work and stop being used as a political pawn. Too bad my Republican friends lost their compassion to nothing more than Republican talking point rhetoric being bandied about by those "least" affected amoung us - the millionaires and billionaires.

    September 23, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. New Age Independent

    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. I see little difference in this "stimulus" plan. It seems like much touted here was supposed to happen with the previous stimulus plan, which pretty much failed in every way. This is what is it. A few acorns wrapped around a rotted fruit (taxes) to try and satisfy the delusional liberal base.

    September 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Sniffit

    ""The new DNC ad campaign shows that the President needs all the help he can get to sell his Stimulus 2.0 that increases taxes on Americans and small businesses we depend on to create jobs," Kukowski said."

    Except, you know, that it's full of tax DECREASES for small businesses. These people are truly robots...just completely unthinking automatons. Rhetoric about "it's a tax increase" has reached the level of an autonomic response reflex for them...requiring no frontal lobe executive function processing whatsoever.

    September 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    We lost 8 million jobs in the last three years of the Bush republican experiment. Now the very republicans who created the mess refuse to help the president get us back on track.

    September 23, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Did anyone get to see Fox's Hannity and O'Reilly crying about a possible increase of 4% on their $100 million incomes? They reported they are just like all the rest of us. O'Relly said he may just have to stop his show because of the increase in his taxes. Can anyone really tell the difference between $70 million and $65 million? Pass the jobs bill.

    September 23, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  15. enough of lies

    obama needs to resign or be impeached. better read it, it taxes elderly, military, planes, transportation, medicine and others,...straight out, obama lies and should be targeted for impeachment for those lies.

    September 23, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |