Ed Royce has begun spending the millions of dollars he's received from corporations and Big Pharma to launch a mail campaign in the new 39th District, full of deliberate falsehoods and blatant lies. Whether it's accusing his opponent of wanting to cut the same $700 billion from Medicare that Royce already voted to cut TWICE himself, or by boasting endorsements from shell organizations for pharmaceutical lobbying companies, Royce's strategy seems to be to inundate voters with lies. Don't be fooled.
Meet Ed Royce. A career politician who has spent more than half his life bashing government and ignoring constituents, all the while collecting a taxpayer-funded salary. After 32 years in the State Senate and U.S. Congress, this Tea Party member has become a symbol of everything that is wrong with government.
Wrong for our troops: Ed Royce voted for two wars and to keep our troops in Iraq, yet wouldn't serve when he had the chance. He was given a D rating by veterans groups for his atrocious record on veterans, opposing bonuses for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and voting to protect his own pay while opposing military personnel pay in the event of a government shutdown. He also opposes education and healthcare benefits for veterans.
Wrong for seniors: He voted to slash Medicare funding and turn Medicare into a voucher program, forcing seniors to pay thousands more while raising taxes for middle class families.
Wrong for students: He voted to cut student aid and Pell grants, and to allow student loan interest rates to double.
Wrong for our district: In a Congressional district that is 60% minority, Ed Royce has pushed for draconian English-Only laws to suppress voting.
Wrong for Main Street: So who does Ed Royce fight for? The big banks that bankroll his campaign. Ed Royce has collected over $2 million in campaign contributions from the securities and investment firms he fights for. He is the top recipient of campaign dollars from Countrywide, and voted against regulating the subprime mortgage industry even after it had sent our economy into a tailspin. Almost 40% of his contributions come from corporate PACs, and his biggest individual supporters include Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Donald Trump. He's Wall Street's voice, not ours.
Meet Ed Royce. The wrong voice. The wrong choice.
Ed Royce speaks at 3:35.
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