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Washington Post and CBS receiving money from ObamaCare Slush Fund
Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 04/06/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT by xtinct

Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees. The Washington Post Company raked in $573,217 in taxpayer subsidies and CBS Corporation secured $722,388 worth of Americans’ money.

“It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller. “When NBC used to cover energy issues, they identified themselves as a subsidiary of General Electric. CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.”

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no end to the BS
1 posted on 04/06/2011 6:47:28 AM PDT by xtinct
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To: xtinct
This BO is really, really starting to stink.
2 posted on 04/06/2011 6:50:37 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: xtinct

And just look at the money laundering going on with Facebook.

O plans to run his campaign on Facebook and Zuckerberg gives Gibbs a job paying a million dollars.


3 posted on 04/06/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: xtinct

Of course they are. Any organization bearing the hammer and sickle gets their shot at the government teat. After all, it isn’t Barry’s money. He don’t care who gets it as long as he and his commie ‘RAT comrades get their cut first.


4 posted on 04/06/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: xtinct

MSM is just propaganda.

5 posted on 04/06/2011 6:52:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: xtinct

Everyone is getting money from the Gov’t, except for me.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 6:53:17 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88
Everyone is getting money from the Gov’t, except for me.

No, there are at least two of us.

7 posted on 04/06/2011 6:59:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: PGR88

It is worse than that, ...it is your money that is being used against you and all you stand for.


8 posted on 04/06/2011 7:05:21 AM PDT by madinmadtown (Marx, the patron saint of blame, envy and destruction.)
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To: PGR88; Rummyfan
Count me in. I just paid did my taxes and am sick to think where they are going.
9 posted on 04/06/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: xtinct

I am not an “Objectivist” but Ayn Rand knew people like this backward and forward.


10 posted on 04/06/2011 7:06:56 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: xtinct; All; IncPen

11 posted on 04/06/2011 7:08:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Carley

When Goldman Sach got involved with face-book. I assumed there a was bigger hidden agenda.


12 posted on 04/06/2011 7:14:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: xtinct
CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.”

Thank you, Marsha Blackburn, for the Quote of the Day

13 posted on 04/06/2011 7:19:27 AM PDT by Reo
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To: opentalk

We can help ourselves by cancelling our Facebook account.

I did!


14 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Reo

“Thank you, Marsha Blackburn, for the Quote of the Day”

Strongly concur. “wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Obama Administration” would have been even more accurate.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 7:31:03 AM PDT by DrC
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To: xtinct

Whoa! Someone needs to flag this as THE story of the day!
Lamestream Media being DIRECTLY BOUGHT OFF by the Obama Administration. Need to start shouting this from the rooftops!


16 posted on 04/06/2011 7:34:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xtinct

They truly are pushing us over the edge....on purpose. However, just like all their “best laid plans”, they will continue to be the party of unintended consequences.

Bring it on dumba$$es.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 7:36:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: Rummyfan

Three.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Carley

The Tea Party, and other conservative groups, need to get behind a “cancel your Facebook account” movement. Facebook needs to take a serious hit for supporting Obama’s reelection.


19 posted on 04/06/2011 7:37:59 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Carley
No, don't cancel your account. Fight back, when you see some liberal talking points take them on. I've always been hesitant to do this as I didn't want to offend anyone, but that is now over. I have started debating them and suddenly there are others who agree with conservative ideas speaking out with me. Don't be afraid, just do it. There are young people on facebook who can actually think, but have never been exposed to conservative ideas and rationale.
20 posted on 04/06/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: madinmadtown
It is worse than that, ...it is your money that is being used against you and all you stand for.

It's getting worse with higher taxes and more aggressive enforcement. After that, seizures of property and identification of conservatives. Heck, they are already protesting at the homes of those they disagree with. They've learned their tactics from the Nazis.

21 posted on 04/06/2011 7:43:40 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: madinmadtown
It is worse than that, ...it is your money that is being used against you and all you stand for.

It's getting worse with higher taxes and more aggressive enforcement. After that, seizures of property and identification of conservatives. Heck, they are already protesting at the homes of those they disagree with.

22 posted on 04/06/2011 7:43:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: xtinct

Obama stash.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 7:48:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: xtinct
CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.

That's going to leave a mark.

24 posted on 04/06/2011 7:52:08 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: AnglePark

I agree with you. We need to punish Facebook. They make money from our visits and they are going to pay Gibbs a million dollars.

Not on my account they’re not.


25 posted on 04/06/2011 7:59:34 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: xtinct

Health insurance for early retirees is a right? I guess it is, if they work for Democrats.


26 posted on 04/06/2011 8:01:57 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: PGR88

You need to be part of the presstitutes or the federal nomenklatura to get such favors.


27 posted on 04/06/2011 8:15:57 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: xtinct

” CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.”

Surprise, surprise!


28 posted on 04/06/2011 8:18:16 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Goebbels ?


29 posted on 04/06/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: AnglePark

“The Tea Party, and other conservative groups, need to get behind a “cancel your Facebook account” movement.”

Then you won’t know what your enemies are up to. There will be lots of people out there, some who know, and some who don’t. The ones who know can snicker at those who are deliberately clueless.

If they organize a demo in your area on the fly with short notice, you’ll learn of it the next day on the news, with no chance of a counter demo.

If they arrange an illegal flash fundraiser, you’ll never know.

Stay in the loop!


30 posted on 04/06/2011 8:20:23 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: xtinct

Taxpayers should not be paying for the media scumbags’ health insurance.

This is emblematic of why our nation is screwed and the GOP is not making things better.


31 posted on 04/06/2011 8:26:42 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Carley; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ..
And just look at the money laundering going on with Facebook.

O plans to run his campaign on Facebook and Zuckerberg gives Gibbs a job paying a million dollars.

Interesting info, Carley...

32 posted on 04/06/2011 8:43:03 AM PDT by nutmeg ("President Sarkozy is now the Leader of the Free World." - Col. Oliver North, 3/21/11)
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To: xtinct

Hey, Obama rewards his friends; it’s the Chicago way!


33 posted on 04/06/2011 8:50:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: xtinct
the “old media” has been bought and paid for by the liberal socialist. So what else is new? Any wonder why it is broke and no-one with any sense watches them? A government bail out was the only way they could keep up with their propaganda operations for this failed socialist in the WH.

Nothing to see here, move along . . . .

34 posted on 04/06/2011 8:51:16 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: Carley

We can help ourselves by cancelling our Facebook account.

*************

Never had one to begin with. Hate the any kind of “fad”.


35 posted on 04/06/2011 9:06:06 AM PDT by VeeP22
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To: xtinct

Where’s the outrage??

All you idealistic young skulls full of mush . . . guess who gets to pay the interest on this debt?


36 posted on 04/06/2011 9:13:31 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: xtinct
Wait a minute , so ? there to MSM companies ( Washington Post and CBS ) are what ? using Obamacare ( Healthcare ) money ? .
So ? is it possible that they are using the healthcare tax money for Obama's re-election ? is that illegal ?
37 posted on 04/06/2011 9:14:23 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: xtinct
Wait a minute , so ? there is 2 MSM companies ( Washington Post and CBS ) are what ? using Obamacare ( Healthcare ) money ? .
So ? is it possible that they are using the healthcare tax money for Obama's re-election ? is that illegal ?
38 posted on 04/06/2011 9:14:49 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Rummyfan

three of us!


39 posted on 04/06/2011 9:18:58 AM PDT by a real Sheila (The current POTUS is probably a Muslim and is DEFINITELY a Marxist!)
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To: xtinct
HOW can they legally continue to spend money authroized by a bill that has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. In effect they have no authority to spend and is a Federal Crime.

Authorization: An act of Congress that permits a federal program or activity to begin or continue from year to year. It sets limits on the amount of funds that can be appropriated but does not grant permission to incur obligations or make payments from the Treasury. The actual amount of funding permission is enacted in the companion Appropriations Act.

The Antideficiency Act is one of the major laws through which Congress exercises its constitutional control of the public purse. It evolved over a period of time in response to various abuses.

In its current form, the law prohibits:

Making or authorizing an expenditure from, or creating or authorizing an obligation under, any appropriation or fund in excess of the amount available in the appropriation or fund unless authorized by law. 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a)(1)(A).

Involving the government in any obligation to pay money before funds have been appropriated for that purpose, unless otherwise allowed by law. 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a)(1)(B).

ObamaCare was an authorization bill. IT HAS BEEN STRUCK DOWN. So he can't legally spend.

40 posted on 04/06/2011 9:19:27 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


41 posted on 04/06/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

“...ObamaCare was an authorization bill. IT HAS BEEN STRUCK DOWN. So he can’t legally spend....”

Do you seriously think that matters to THE 1?


42 posted on 04/06/2011 9:44:26 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: Gabrial
Stinking and drawiing flies.


43 posted on 04/06/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: DBrow

I cancelled my Facebook account last August, and haven’t had any trouble staying in the loop. I’m self-employed, working at home, so I’m online most of the day. My local Tea Party is very active, and I’m also somewhat active with AFP.

In fact, I’m better off without all the stupid distractions on Facebook.


44 posted on 04/06/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: xtinct

Talk about corporate welfare! These MSM outlets are truly whores of Obamylon. If bloggers who receive gifts have to declare it, these clowns should surely have to disclose this fact in large letters emblazoned on every news story they release.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 10:33:52 AM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Waryone
So this must be where the $1 Billion is coming from for Obama’s 2012 Campaign !!

Online Corrupt & Foreign Campaign contributions in 2008 ....and Obamacare Slush Fund money in 2012 !!

Nice ...really really nice !!

46 posted on 04/06/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT by W-Girl
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To: AnglePark

“I cancelled my Facebook account last August, and haven’t had any trouble staying in the loop.”

My point is, if the obots push something only on Facebook and Twitter, you won’t know it until (or unless) some other media repeats it. And if it’s time-sensitive, you miss it.

Likewise with discussions, explanations of policies, people’s comments- you won’t hear about it unless someone else tells you. You won’t contribute to any discussions. And with FB, the obots can delete stuff they dislike in an eyeblink, just by deleting the thread from their wall.

So if the obots use the new media 80% of the time, there will be a big division between who knows, and who does not- that alone will make the new media attractive to younger voters, and when they get there, there will be few conservative voices for them to hear if all conservatives stay away. It will be as one-channel as TV network news in 1968.


47 posted on 04/06/2011 11:06:37 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: xtinct

bump


48 posted on 04/06/2011 11:45:20 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: xtinct
From the article:

Stearns was not impressed. “This program is providing ‘free’ money to corporations, states, unions, and pension plans,” the Congressman said in an e-mail to TheDC. “In addition, the Washington Post and CBS received funding under this program. How can the Washington Post and CBS be impartial on the issue of health care when they received funding under the health care law?”

They werent impartial about the issue of health care (or any other issue) before they received these funds, so whats the difference?

49 posted on 04/06/2011 11:49:32 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: xtinct

That’s correct. No end to the Democrat Bullshit, and dirty tricks. Enough reading tells me the Dems use their positions of “POWER” to harrass major Transnational, and Domestic corporations; intimidate them, cajole them into funding their Leftist political ambitions. In some cases the Corporations have been intimidated into placing the Democrats Leftist pick as CEO, President, or key player in the heirarchy of the corporation to ensure their monetary, and “green” support.

I think I see the Leftist Socialist Democrats using our money in many different forms to fund their agenda towards our demise. They are using the Corporations that make the items we buy for our lives, and comfort, and pleasure via intimidation, coercion to spend monies for their Leftist agenda, as well they are skimming our taxpayer dollars from sources they have transferred our money say from TARP for example.

I don’t believe one would have to go too far to verify this at all. I just don’t have the time myself, and again have to duck out of here to take care of my own business.

The Leftists are a minority in this World comprised of multiple small political concerns of dubious authenticity that don’t speak individually for any majority. It’s the Left that has rounded up these individual entities, and is using them, their individual causes legitimate, or not to create a force in opposition to our Republic, our Capitalistic system, our free market.

They are cunning in their seeking of THE POWER. Their force is fed by, and grows by those that realize the money there is to be made in SEEKING the POWER, not only in being the power.

End Rant. I have to go get my chores done.


50 posted on 04/06/2011 11:59:20 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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