FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
CINDY AXNE FOR CONGRESS RELEASES NEW AD CALLED ‘STREAMLINE’
Des Moines, IA – Today, Cindy Axne for Congress, released a new television ad called, ‘Streamline.’ The ad, which is narrated by Cindy’s former colleague and retired State Supervisor, Daryl Frey, highlights Cindy’s decade of experience working at the State of Iowa to streamline government services and cut waste without cutting services. While at the State of Iowa, Cindy saved taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.
The ad begins with a montage of ads from Congressman Young and his friends to point out the misleading and outright false attacks that have run against Cindy.
Daryl Frey: “It’s hard to miss David Young and his friends attacking Cindy Axne, but I was there working for the state when we hired Cindy. Our program was in the red and in trouble, but Cindy got us back on track. She streamlined our operations and cut waste without cutting services, saving taxpayer dollars. That’s the thing about Cindy Axne, she gets things done and I know she’ll do the same in Washington.”
Cindy Axne: “I’m Cindy Axne and I approve this message because it’s time to bring some efficiency to congress.”
Below is a list of some of the misleading and false attacks from Congressman Young and his allies:
CLAIM: Congressman Young claimed that Cindy supports, “government run healthcare that experts say will cost $32 Trillion.”
Fact: The price-tag Congressman Young’s TV advertisement is referring to is Medicare For All. Cindy Axne supports a public-option.
CLAIM: Congressman Young claimed that the ‘death tax’ is hurting Iowa’s family farms.
Fact: The claim that the so-called ‘death tax’ will hurt Iowa’s family farms is fundamentally false, according to the USDA. The estate tax applies to individuals with assets above $5.5 million and couples with assets above $11 million. Of the Iowans subject to the tax, only a fraction are farmers. According to the USDA, 0.4 percent, or 153 farms in the country out of 38,328 farm estates, paid any estate tax in 2017. The number is even less in Iowa.
CLAIM: Cindy is a registered lobbyist.
FACT: Cindy is registered with Iowa Voters for Companion Animals, a non-profit organization fighting for better treatment of puppies and dogs in Iowa’s puppy mills. When Cindy learned that 10 of the nation’s 100 worst puppy mills are based right here in Iowa, she decided to do something about it. She joined the Iowa Voters for Companion Animals and registered in 2017 to join their day-of-action.
CLAIM: Axne says the first thing she’ll do is vote to raise taxes on Iowa families as much as $2,900.
FACT: Cindy Axne has said that the first thing she’ll do in Congress is repeal the regressive GOP tax bill that gives incentives to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of crucial programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Cindy Axne doesn’t support raising taxes on Iowa families, she supports directing tax relief to middle and lower class families who need it most, not America’s wealthiest individuals and corporations.
CLAIM: Axne would cut the child tax credit in half. And she supports tax hikes on 90% of Iowans.
FACT: Cindy Axne is a strong supporter of the child tax credit and believes we should expand it for working families. The GOP tax bill expanded it for the wealthy Americans and top earners, taking money away from Iowa’s middle and lower-class families. Cindy Axne supports cutting taxes for hardworking Iowans who are struggling to provide for their families. But unlike David Young, she doesn’t support bankrupting the country with a trillion dollar tax cut for Wall Street executives and corporations.