Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Pat Boone earns his first Pants on Fire

Pat Boone serves as spokesman in this ad from the 60 Plus Association that blasts health care reform and urges voters to contact Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Clean-cut 1950s songster Pat Boone, who grew famous by recording cover versions of tunes like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Ain’t That a Shame," has been recycling old material again on television in Ohio.

On Nov. 9, the conservative senior citizens’ group 60 Plus it was launching a $750,000 television ad campaign featuring Boone to target Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.

The ad, broadcast statewide, made a series of claims about last year's health care law, including one that takes aim at the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which the law created to suggest ways to limit Medicare's spending growth.

The IPAB, it says, is "a Medicare IRS with the power to cut Medicare to pay for new government programs."

PolitiFact Ohio checked it out and rated it Pants on Fire.