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FactCheck.org calls DNC Medicare ad a senior scare tactic

The national Democratic television ad that targets U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen for the Republican stance on Medicare was panned by FactCheck.org for being misleading.

The ad falsely accuses Republicans of voting “to abolish Medicare,” says the group, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

The conclusion:

Those seeking thorough, earnest debate won’t find it in the DNC’s 30-second TV ad, however. It mischaracterizes what Republicans actually voted for.

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