Allen Weh backs a plan that would cut Social Security and Medicare to give tax breaks to millionaires and CEOs like himself
The Udall campaign’s newest ad introduces Bruce Barnaby, a local Korean War veteran, discussing why he is supporting Senator Tom Udall over Allen Weh. Udall is working to protect Social Security and Medicare, Barnaby says, while Weh supports cuts to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and CEOs.
“My Korean War buddies and I appreciate this young fella, Tom Udall, for protecting Social Security and Medicare. Allen Weh would cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax breaks for millionaires like himself,” Barnaby says in the ad.
Then, standing with other veterans looking at an old fighter plane, he continues: “You can guess that doesn’t fly around here.”
Udall Campaign Manager Daniel Sena added: “Tom Udall knows that we made a solemn promise to ensure Social Security and Medicare will be there for our seniors, who paid into those programs their whole working lives. He has been working to protect Social Security and Medicare, and he’ll stand up to anyone to keep those programs strong for today’s seniors and the generations after them.
“Allen Weh supports a flat tax and a budget strategy that experts say would ‘throw the country into a recession’ and double costs to seniors while forcing deep cuts that would ‘end Medicare as we know it.’ Bruce Barnaby puts it well: that doesn’t fly in New Mexico. Allen Weh is just way wrong for New Mexico seniors and families.”