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With White House Jobs Summit This Week KSBH Unveils New TV Ads Targeting Senators on Health Care

$1 Million - 4 State Campaign Features Small Business Owners Detailing How Legislation Hurts Small Businesses and Would Kill Jobs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the White House jobs summit scheduled for Thursday, Keeping Small Business Healthy, a project of The Institute for Liberty, today announced a new $1 million 4 state TV ad campaign targeting Senators on the effects of the current health care legislation on small business owners and how it would ultimately cost jobs.

The ads will target Senator Lincoln (D-AR), Senator Landrieu (D-LA), Senator Nelson (D-NE), Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Senator Conrad (D-ND).

"Small businesses drive our economy. Unemployment is at a 25 year high. Yet the White House and Congress continue to ignore the devastating consequences this health care reform legislation will have on small business," said Andrew Langer, KSBH President. "I've got an idea for the jobs summit; stop proposing legislation that will devastate small business and lead to higher unemployment."

Each state specific ad will feature small business owners/constituents from that state discussing how they will be hurt if health care reform passes in its present form. The :30 second TV ad begins running in each state today. See the ads at

"This bill will kill jobs. It's bad for those who want true reform, and it's bad for small business," continued Langer.

Phone calls targeting Senators also began statewide today. The phone calls urge small business owners and constituents to call their Senator and tell them to support job creation and not a health care bill which kills jobs.

A full transcript of the Nebraska version of the ad can be found below.

The primary objective of Keeping Small Business Healthy, a project of the Institute for Liberty, is to ensure any health care reform legislation passed by Congress addresses the challenges faced by small business without imposing harmful government mandates and new taxes. Keeping Small Business Healthy believes that health care reform must be smart reform that includes medical liability reform, more health insurance options and competition to help decrease costs. To learn more about the project visit



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SUPER:                               (Music Up and Under)
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Nebraska Small Business Owners On
 Health Care Reform
                                     RICK BETTGER:
                                     I run a small business so I know
Rick Bettger on camera               health care needs to be fixed.
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Rick Bettger
Small Business Owner

                                      LISA MARKS:
                                      But raising taxes and mandates on
                                      small business will kill Nebraska
Lisa Marks on camera                  jobs.
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Lisa Marks
Small Business Owner

                                      RICK BETTGER:
                                      The Wall Street Journal says if you
                                      have health insurance now, your
Rick Bettger on camera                premiums will go up.
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Wall Street Journal masthead

"...would drive up premiums..."

Wall Street Journal, 10/28/09

                                     LISA MARKS:
Lisa Marks on camera                 If Washington takes over care...
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                                     JAY TURCO:

Jay Turco on camera                  ...your family might have to buy
                                     government forced insurance.
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Jay Turco
Small Business Owner

                                     RICK BETTGER:
                                     And you could be fined by the IRS if
Rick Bettger on camera               you don't comply.
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                                     JAY TURCO:
Jay Turco on camera                  Washington should slow down...
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                                     LISA MARKS:
Lisa Marks on camera                 ...and get health care right.
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                                     RICK BETTGER:
                                     Senator Nelson: please stop these
                                     huge tax and spending increases
Rick Bettger on camera               that will kill Nebraska jobs.
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Senator Nelson
(402) 441-4600

Stop the Tax and Spending Increases.
Don't Kill Nebraska Jobs.


SOURCE Keeping Small Business Healthy

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