Rejected Congressman David Young is taking his falsehoods from the debate stage to the airwaves, using a new ad to lie to middle class Iowa voters about Cindy Axne’s positions on their taxes and health care.
No matter what Young says, Iowans know Cindy Axne is working in Washington to help middle class families succeed:
- While David Young voted for health care bills that would have raised premiums for Iowans and cost seniors thousands in additional health care costs, Cindy Axne successfully pushed for the repeal of three health care taxes that would have raised health care expenses for millions of middle class Americans.
- David Young touts a tax bill that gave 83% of its benefits to the wealthiest 1% of Americans and added billions to the federal budget deficit.
- Cindy Axne supports repealing those tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthiest earners, but would not support changes to the standard deduction or a reduction of the child tax credit.
- Cindy has also fought to protect Iowa jobs and hold corporations accountable for outsourcing through multiple pieces of legislation.
- Cindy Axne has helped pass legislation to reduce out-of-pocket costs and insurance premiums and lower the costs of prescription drugs.
- Cindy has also advocated for fiscal responsibility in Washington – including by fighting any level of congressional pay raise until the federal budget is balanced and authoring legislation to prevent members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars on first-class travel and ban members from becoming lobbyists after their tenure.
“After trying in multiple debates to make his misleading attacks stick, David Young is finding new depths of falsehood with an ad that lies about Cindy Axne’s record and priorities for Iowa’s middle class but Iowans are too smart to fall for it,” said Ian Mariani, spokesperson for Cindy Axne for Congress. “His lies about Cindy’s record and positions are a desperate attempt to distract from his own worst votes over four years in Congress – where he put tax breaks for his campaign donors and big corporations ahead of Iowa families and voted to gut their care and benefits to pay for them.”