Skip to comments.White House to Spend $20 million to Pitch ObamaCare
Posted on 05/23/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
Ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare "so we could find out what's in it," Americans have overwhelmingly said they didn't like the new law.
Now, the Obama Administration is spending $20 million of taxpayer money on a new public relations campaign to try to sell us, yet again, on this unprecedented intrusion into our lives by legislation that 72% of Americans believe violates the Constitution.
The new public relations campaign "will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits" of ObamaCare according to the White House spin machine. Porter-Novelli, one of the planet's glitziest consumer marketing firms, has been awarded the $20 million contract to direct a "national multi-media campaign" - the key word there is "campaign."
Americans by a margin of 56:37 currently favor complete repeal of the President's signature piece of legislation, and the animosity against ObamaCare continues to grow according to Rasmussen's regular tracking of public opinion. That presents a significant challenge for a President seeking re-election.
So under a ruse of informing the public, the White House is using another $20 million of your money for his personal campaign purposes.
The more I hear about ObamaCare, the more I feel sick.
A Freedom of Information Act request filed by the group Judicial Watch last year revealed the lengths to which HHS has gone to attempt to sell Obamacare to a skeptical public:
It's not going to be enough to defeat him in November.
That's just the first step.
The next step is to prosecute him for crimes committed in office.
You can pitch Obamacare right into the crapper!...
Only $20 million? Sounds quite reasonable./sarc
The word NO doesn’t register in the Progressive Lexicon of Karl Marx and/or Sal Alinsky.
Freudian slip in the article title?
Why the delay?
Freudian slip in the article title?
I did a double-take!
They had to “pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Now that we know what’s in ObamaCare, they have to use propaganda to convince us that what we now know is in the bill will be good for America.
Yeah that’s the ticket, spend more money and more and more and more after all it’s not their money and won’t cost Joe Biden his “beautiful house”. Has this country even gone on a “tax strike” before? You know, where everyone refuses to pay any taxes? After all as we have seen with illegals, if everyone breaks the law it’s OK.
“will inform the American people about the many preventative benefits”
Not many preventive bennies for people over 75 though.
Oh!! I forgot they will give you the death speech.
$20,000,000? That’s the annual cost of Michelle’s vacations. I’m sure that they would have had no objections to President Bush spending $20,000,000 to promote the Iraq War.
If I am not mistaken it’s in June, I don’t remember the date though
Have presidents done this in the past? Use tax payer money to fund their campaigns? I thought they had to use donated funds.
There is no time line but from my understanding they should have a decision in June.
I'm praying that June gives us at least 2 things.
1) Obama care is unconstitutional in all its form!
2) Scott Walker wins reelection in a land slide!
June could be one of the best months we have had in a long time.
The other will be in November when we fire that Idiot in the white hut!!!
This is what America is coming to under Obama. What next, will the SCOTUS rule in favor of Obamacare?
“Pitch Obamacare”? He throws like a girl.
It’s that bad that they have to spend 20 million to propagandize us that it is okay. Terrible!
Out of which slush fund is this $20 mil coming from?
This is nothing but campaign fraud, illegally using taxpayer dollars to send out a campaign message.
The FEC needs to be shut down because they don’t give a s*it about illegal foreign donations, illegal lottery schemes, and illegal/fraudulent voters.
This 20 million will have no effect on the polls of Obamacare. Nor, is it intended to.
This money will go to TV Stations, Radio Stations and Newspapers that have carried the socialist agenda. A payoff.
Yes, why else waste $20 million of taxpayer money on a “new public relations campaign” when the Supreme Court may rule against it anyhow?
Yes, and what savings?
Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., ...They just didnt understand how we could save money on this by adding more people to the system...
I am sick and tired of some in here not putting the blame on where it belongs. The Rats
Blame?! How about the GOP bastards at least PUT UP A FIGHT. All I’ve heard recently is crickets while the gaggle around here chant ABO
Gotta get the payoff checks written before SCOTUS strikes it down
That’s all this is. Ads placed with socialist media that has carried the water for Obamacare. Nothing more than slush fund intended for Obama’s socialist media friends.
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