Yesterday, Congressman Frank Guinta demanded WMUR-TV stop airing an ad that he called a “false and misleading advertisement.” The 30-second spot, produced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, criticizes Guinta for voting to raise taxes on middle class families by more than $1,000 a year.
The ad “makes false statements intended to deliberately deceive New Hampshire voters and defame congressman Guinta’s reputation,” wrote campaign consultant Ethan Zorfas. “There is no factual basis for the claim.”
The claim is based on a report from ABC News that analyzed the House Budget Proposal for fiscal year 2013:
House Republican budget for the 2013 fiscal year, passed by the House in June, would raise taxes by $1,358 for jointly-filing households earning between $50,000 and $100,000, assuming the additional income is taxed at a 10 percent rate, according to a report published earlier this summer by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, authored by its chairman, Casey.
Guinta voted for and enthusiastically supported Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity budget proposal, which he called a “perfect remedy.”