Obama for America

"It Gets Worse"
30-second ad run in key states from Oct. 17, 2008.


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[Music] Male Announcer: John McCain’s health care plan. 

First we learned he’s going to tax health care benefits to pay for part of it.

Now the Wall Street Journal reports John McCain would pay for the rest of his health care plan "with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid."

Eight hundred and eighty-two billion from Medicare alone.  "Requiring cuts in benefits, eligibility, or both."

John McCain … taxing health benefits … cutting Medicare.

We can’t afford John McCain.

Obama (voiceover): I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.


Notes: FactCheck.org describes the claims in this ad as "a rank distortion."  "Obama's claim is based on a false reading of a single Wall Street Journal story, amplified by a one-sided, partisan analysis that piles speculation atop misinterpretation," the organization reports.