Allen West's False Attack Against Patrick Murphy
Congressman Allen West has released a bizarre and false attack ad against Patrick Murphy. West claims that Murphy either has or will cut $700 billion to Medicare. There is no plan on the Patrick Murphy for Congress web site for such a cut. Murphy has never served in Congress. Therefore, Murphy has never voted for or proposed legislation that would cut $700 billion to Medicare. Allen West is running on Murphy's imaginary Medicare record. Reality hasn't stopped West before. The Patrick Murphy campaign sent out this press release.
"Congressman West has completely disregarded the truth in his latest attack ad by claiming that Patrick Murphy cut Medicare by $700 billion. First of all, Patrick has never voted for anything in Congress since he has yet to be elected. West also fails to mentionthat he voted for the Ryan Plan twice, which takes the same $716 billion from Medicare as the Afforfable Care Act, but instead of addressing overpayments, the Ryan Plan uses the $716 billion for tax breaks for millionaires," said Murphy for Congress communications director Erin Moffet. "The truth of the matter is, the only candidate in this race who has ever cast a vote in Congress is Allen West - and his votes have continually put the interests of millionaires and billionaires over the interests of seniors and middle class Americans. The lie in his latest ad show West's desperation to hide the fact that he has voted twice to cut Medicare and turn it into a voucher program."