Florida's 13th District (FL - 13)
Updated: Feb 22, 2014
As long as Jolly and/or Republican outside groups are attacking on the ACA, it is a priority for voters to know the following:
By taking the tea party’s extreme position of totally repealing the Affordable Care Act, Washington lobbyist David Jolly would go back to letting insurance companies do whatever they want such as denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and charging women more than men for the same coverage. Jolly would cut prescription drug coverage for seniors and even praised a plan that would turn Medicare into a voucher program.
A very important message that Pinellas County voters should see on TV:
Pinellas County residents can’t trust lobbyist David Jolly to fight for the benefits they’ve earned over a lifetime of hard work. Instead of closing corporate tax loopholes, Jolly says we should balance the budget by targeting Medicare and Social Security.
Jolly says that Social Security is “not guaranteed,” and even lobbied for a client that wants to privatize it, forcing seniors to risk their retirement savings on the stock market. On Medicare, Jolly says there is “a lot of good” about a radical plan that would force seniors to pay $6,400 more each year for coverage. If elected Jolly would even vote to re-open the Medicare donut hole, making seniors pay thousands more for the prescription drugs they need.
An Important Message Women in Pinellas County Should be Reading:
Women in Pinellas County should be reading that they can't trust Lobbyist David Jolly because Lobbyist Jolly holds extreme views on women: Jolly opposed paycheck fairness for women and has been endorsed by an extreme group that opposed a woman's right to choose even in the case of rape or incest. In fact, Jolly believes life begins at conception, a position that could make abortion and several common forms of birth control illegal.
Lobbyist Jolly also wants to put the insurance industry back in charge of women's health care -- allowing insurance companies to charge women more than men for the same coverage, and denying women access to contraception based on who their employer is.
Jolly Said He Lobbied on the Ryan Budget. "So yes I met with Paul Ryan at the time that he was writing the Ryan budget [...] Now all that appears on the filing is that I lobbied on the Ryan budget." [WFLA, 2/04/14]
Jolly Said "Social Security is Not Guaranteed." [Candidate Debate, 2/03/14]
Jolly Said "Everything Should be On the Table" on Social Security: “He said everything should be on the table, including private accounts in which workers make their own investment decisions, as well as the important role of Social Security as a safety net.” [Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14]
David Jolly's lobbying work has strong ties to little-known conservative millionaire [Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/14]
Report indicates Jolly lobbied for Social Security reform but he says he did not [Tampa Bay Times, 1/22/14]
Candidate Jolly says he did not lobby for oil bill, despite document that says he did [Tampa Bay Times, 1/09/14]
"Mostly False": David Jolly says he 'never lobbied for offshore oil drilling' [PolitiFact, 1/10/14]
Nickens: David Jolly is no Bill Young in race for Congress [Tampa Bay Times, 1/17/14]