Hillsdale, N.Y. — Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, voted to abolish the Affordable Care Act for New Yorkers after promising to protect it, a promise recorded for all to see. Tens of thousands of Faso’s own constituents would be stripped of health care coverage, for it especially targeted the women and children of New York’s 19th Congressional District. And even though Faso promised he would not allow insurers to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, his vote would have accomplished exactly that.
In a new video ad, “Make You Sick,” released this week by the Catskills Freedom Network, animated rapper DJ Faso again turns the tables on the real Faso, imagining him as a rapper trying to explain his betrayal to his voters. The following is a sample:
I’m John Faso
Love breaking promises
Affordable Care Act
I voted to abolish it
You could look it up
It’s really not a rumor
I lied through my teeth
To a woman with a tumor.
“Faso has a history of betraying his constituents,” said Michael Dvorchak of Hudson. “He voted to deprive health care for millions of Americans – while endangering people with pre-existing conditions – and to cut Medicaid for seniors and the disabled. He has supported huge corporate tax cuts, while offering temporary crumbs to the middle-class, and has voted repeatedly to undo workplace safety protections, placing hard-working Americans at risk. In short, he has betrayed his constituents, and our ads will highlight all of this.”
“From now until election day, Nov. 6, voters in New York 19 can watch rapper DJ Faso’s ads on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook – along with ads highlighting how Congressman Faso has hurt working families,” said Catskills Freedom Network Chair Sherwood Guernsey.