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Republican leaders probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads
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Posted on 09/03/2012 8:28:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Republican leaders probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads

Published September 03, 2012

| FoxNews.com

Republican leaders on a House panel are requesting that the U.S. Department of Labor turn over all records involving a $495,000 contract funded through President Obama’s stimulus program that paid for a barrage of ads on White House-friendly cable programs touting its “green jobs” initiative.

The 2009 contract with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations led to more than 100 commercials on cable news programs on MSNBC hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann to increase awareness about the Job Corps program’s training in environmentally friendly industries.

In an Aug. 24 letter to Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Fox, R-N.C., requested documents, communications and information on the taxpayer-funded ad campaign.

“Despite the fact that these funds were made available as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – legislation President Obama said was critical for immediate job creation – an examination of public records show that the contract that resulted in the advertisements on MSNBC created no jobs,” the letter reads. “Upon further review of public records, we have found that DOL, since 2009, spent almost $2 million on public relations services from MP&F, resulting in the creation of one job in the last reported quarter.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msnbc; partisanmediashills; stimulus

1 posted on 09/03/2012 8:28:39 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Who's surprised.

Why can't the Republicans put together a concise narrative concerning the self serving manner in which Obama and the Democrats 850 billion of our tax dollars?

2 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

State TV MSNBC


3 posted on 09/03/2012 8:37:44 AM PDT by topfile
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To: Sub-Driver
They do a lot probing but nothing ever comes of it!

You would get better results from a proctologist.

These people are so depressing I hope I make it to November.

FYBHO ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

4 posted on 09/03/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 8:41:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even more went to overtly political internet plugs for Obama .... ads touting various give-a-ways.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 8:42:44 AM PDT by dodger
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To: Sub-Driver

Which Conservative news reader got pummeled for receiving 25K from Bush? Armstrong?


7 posted on 09/03/2012 9:11:27 AM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: bray
Republicans are missing out on a golden opportunity. They need to ask for an itemized list of where every last penny of the taxpayers money went in the disastrous stimulus boondoggle. 1 year later, there were 1 million more Americans unemployed. "

The dems will stonewall and never give it. Inside they will find 100 campaign ads.

"This is how Obama spent your money to "create jobs." $57 million to a San Francisco friend of Nancy Pelosi, to study hamsters mating..", as so on.

Every call for Romney taxes, answer with where is the itemized stimulus list. Start a campaign slogan; "Where did the money go?"

8 posted on 09/03/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by Stealth Ninja
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To: Sub-Driver

That is just how its done “Chicago Style”. Nothing new to see here. Just MoveOn.(org).


9 posted on 09/03/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Republican leaders should have audited where the stimulus money went. Did they ever audit Solyndra? What a joke!!!


10 posted on 09/03/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by doc
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To: Sub-Driver
They will just pack them in with the Fast & Furious docs when they send them over.

excerpt from Daniel Greenfield :

" "He is everywhere and yet nowhere. He constantly wants our attention, but has nothing to tell us. There is a real physical Barack Hussein Obama walking about somewhere, but there needn't be. He would be just as real, if he didn't exist. If he were nothing more than a poster, a logo, a few books, some computer graphics and a slogan. He would be no less real, because he isn't real. He's a brand." ." --

11 posted on 09/03/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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