Koch-founded group extends TV ad buy ripping Obama on debt ceilingby George Bennett | August 3rd, 2011
The debt ceiling showdown has ended, but the conservative group Americans For Prosperity sees no reason to stop running ads blasting President Obama for “reckless” spending and borrowing.
The group, founded by the Koch Brothers, is adding another week to its ad buys in Florida and Ohio. AFP Florida Director Slade O’Brien says the group is spending about $600,000 to $700,000 in the Sunshine State.
Obama and Congress this week wrapped up a debt deal that left some angry Democrats branding tea partyers as “terrorists” and “Satan sandwich” makers. But O’Brien said federal borrowing will continue to be an issue as a 12-member bipartisan committee tries to identify additional deficit reduction before the end of the year.
“This is not a done deal,” O’Brien said. “The volume really needs to be increased and the country needs to focus on the fact that we have a runaway spending problem.”