New Ad Campaign Hits GOP Reps for "Destroying the American Dream"

Democracy for America has vowed to hold the GOP accountable for its economic agenda between now and the 2012 elections. To that end, they've created a new ad which will run on all the Sunday network talk shows and, crucially, locally in the districts of particularly noxious GOP Reps Allen West (FL - 22) and David Rivera (FL -25).

The ad takes the GOP to task for its inability to create jobs and for grinding away at the promise of the American dream.

Watch below.





We were city workers in New York State, luckily we had good benefits. We would like to grow old comfortably and get back what we contributed. We would like to see those that we love have the same. 

-Samuel and Stephanie Levine, Retired

I came to the United States when I was 10 years old, because this is the land of opportunity. But opportunities are disappearing on us because Washington has decided to protect millionaires and billionaires and squeeze the middle class. That is not the American dream.

-Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner

The American dream is having security and knowing that your kids can have security too.

-Chris Ossman, Engineer

To be able to live a decent life, free of fear about the next medical bill.   

-Samuel Levine, Retired

Being able to get a great education, the greatest in the world.

-Austin Brookley, Student

The American dream is not just to make a profit in our business, but to be able to sleep at night and know that we are going to be okay.

- Annette Taddeo, Small Business Owner

But the basic needs of this country are being threatened by what’s going on in Washington.

-Chris Ossman, Engineer

We can't let Republicans in Washington kill the American Dream. 

 -Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner



AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at August 24, 2011, 3:58am

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