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Campaign 2012

New Crossroads Ad: Obama Treats Small Businesses Like an ‘Enemy’



A new, $8.3 million ad campaign by the conservative super PAC American Crossroads attacks President Obama on the climate for small businesses during his term, with speakers lining up to assail the president on his record.

The ad buy will air in eight states for one week: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.  

In the 30-second ad, entitled "Next," Bill Schams, identified as in the “family business” since 1949, has this to say about the president: “There’s a reason there aren’t more jobs. Obama has made a lot of bad decisions. He treats us like we are his enemy.’


The ad is interspersed with quotes that cite articles like this one from The Washington Post: “…millions of small businesses could be forced to cut jobs and wages.” That article is based on Obama’s proposal to allow the Bush-era tax cuts to expire on top earners in the country.

Sherry Wuebben, identified as a small business owner, says, “He’s increased our taxes. He’s increased our health care expenses.”

Says Schams: “Obama is definitely making things harder for us.”

The ad ends with this text: "President Obama is the problem.”

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