The liberal group Americans United for Change is out with a new ad blitz attacking Republicans for failing to come to an agreement with Democrats over extending unemployment insurance benefits before the end of the year.
“Who had a merry Christmas? The richest one percent,” a voiceover in the ad, airing nationally, said. “Republicans in Congress made sure of that, protecting billions in taxpayer giveaways and for those facing tough times, Republicans stripped 1.3 million Americans of jobless benefits — folks who want to work but cannot find a job.”
The voiceover in the ad continues that “It’s wrong to leave more than a million Americans behind. Tell Republicans restore unemployment benefits now.”
The national ads, which are set to air Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 are accompanied by new polling results commissioned by Americans United for Change and conducted by Public Policy Polling showing bipartisan support for extending unemployment benefits.
The ad and the memo come just a few days after President Barack Obama blasted House Republicans for leaving for the holidays without compromising with Democrats on extending unemployment insurance. In a Friday press conference Obama said that extending unemployment insurance should be the first order of business when Republican lawmakers return in January.
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