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Obama to Spend $1.5 Billion Promoting ObamaCare
Frontpage Mag ^ | April 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 04/13/2014 12:46:48 PM PDT by Cheerio

The promotional budget for ObamaCare alone would cover much of the actual medical expenses for the people involved. But this was never about paying for medical care, it was about taking over health care for political reasons.

New Congressional estimates show the Obama administration is requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget. This is on top of the estimated $684 million they spent this year and the $52 million they spent on high-profile ads with athletes and Hollywood celebrities. That means the combined total in taxpayer funded advertising will be over $1.5 billion.

Barack Obama said last week, “We didn’t make a hard sell. We didn’t have billions of dollars in commercials like some critics did.”

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: obamacare
It now looks like that was a lie, too.
1 posted on 04/13/2014 12:46:48 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Spending billions trying to make his ObamaCare fiasco and scam “popular”. Whadda country.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 12:48:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Here’s an opportunity...


3 posted on 04/13/2014 12:49:46 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Cheerio

“the Obama administration is requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget. This is on top of the estimated $684 million they spent this year and the $52 million they spent on high-profile ads with athletes and Hollywood celebrities. That means the combined total in taxpayer funded advertising will be over $1.5 billion.”

This is how Democrats The Radical Academic Democrats buy the loyalty of Media Execs, folks...

Don’t play ball, or air something the ruler doesn’t like, and you don’t get your share of the cash.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Cheerio
"We didn’t have billions of dollars in commercials like some critics did.”"

But he had plenty of funds for BLM agents to harass a decent rancher, kill his cattle, and generally make huge asses of themselves. The whole world watched.

5 posted on 04/13/2014 12:50:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cheerio

Taxes, fines, and promotions, and racketeering.
Higher premiums. Fewer docs.

But no, absolutely NO healthcare.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 12:52:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Cheerio

Why? The idiot government won’t even allow people to sign up. Not even for private plans. “Open enrollment” is closed until next year. Is this any way to run a business? Obama don’t know sh, er, shinola about running a business. Or a country.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 12:54:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Cheerio

A great chance for favored crony capitalists to take in a lot of Federale money....While doing the saintly task of 0Kare out-reach.

Get rich doing outreach. To get these contracting gigs it helps to be black or Hispanic. Female too due to so many many “women’s issues” like getting everyone else to pay for your birth control

We are being boiled alive slowly like a lobster here. There is no end to the theft from the productive private sector

Will ACORN successors and La Raza and other race baiter orgs get some of this outreach largess? Of course!


8 posted on 04/13/2014 12:55:25 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Cheerio
ObamaCare is spending more of our money. We need to tell this Marxist to pound salt. This election needs the start of returning our nation to a nation of freedoms.

This election say no to Marxists, RINOs and Commies.

9 posted on 04/13/2014 12:56:54 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Master Boner has the check book. Ya reckon he will hold back the money????


10 posted on 04/13/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Cheerio

There is only one way to make this “turd” of a bill popular. Get rid of any mandates. People do not want to be forced to buy what they do not want.

If Obama does this, the bill would not be unpopular. Hey it does not work either way, it just destroyed US health care.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 1:01:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Cheerio
TRY THE NEW
DUMP-STER SANDWICH!!!!



Served on a flaky, freshly baked bun, this aromatic sizzler will delight!

The taste is indescribable! You will be amazed! People are RAVING about this offering!

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12 posted on 04/13/2014 1:07:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cheerio

He is spending MY money to convince ME about the virtues of a program that I detest with every fiber of my body.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Cheerio

and what part of the budget did THAT come from??? might better of spent it on real HEALTHCARE...
14 posted on 04/13/2014 1:10:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Cheerio

This is like the food stamp (EBT) outreach you see all the time. Sign up fo yo free food stamps and free 0Bmama-Kare. The freeloaders come in all shapes, colors and sizes


15 posted on 04/13/2014 1:18:42 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jim Robinson

What they do know is that this “Brave new World” can be achieved by using the media and exploiting “The Century of Self”.

It’s all PR all the time.

Our idiot government bureaucrats KNOW their AUDIENCE.

An audience that is happy to fall in line with virtually anything that keeps them from being seen as “certain” or “judgmental”. To voice opposition to Zerocare is to go against what is in “our/their” best interests.

They, this administration more than any other, have adopted a tactic of trying to convince people that they are not cool if they oppose what “everybody knows” is best.

To simply dig into the details is “uncool”.

When the rubber hits the road (higher cost and less care) they/zombies are “told” that they are alone. Told, that they need to support the masses and any opposition will be considered un-PC.

They need to be part of an endless number of “protected groups”.


16 posted on 04/13/2014 1:19:13 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Cheerio

At the average cost of $27K / yr of med school (non-resident to be conservative), and typical 3 year med school, that works out to about 9000 doctors who could be trained free of charge.

I guarantee you there are more then that many who apply and are capable but cannot go because of two few slots, not enough money, etc.

Instead the SOB and his dim witted buddies give the money to people like themselves: hucksters, propagandists, political hacks.

Or 17,000 new IRS agents to lower the boom on the hapless marks (um, citizens) to pay up on the new racket for keeping his friends employed.

But not one new doctor or nurse.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Cheerio

The news isn’t that Obama spent it. The news is that the “conservatives” in the HOR didn’t defund it.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 1:20:31 PM PDT by grania
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” were a good, workable piece of legislation, then it would sell itself on its merits.

But there is the sticking point - there are very few merits.

Rather like the ignition switch problems with Chevrolet Cobalt models. Works fine as long as there is no weight put on the key ring itself (analogous to having no claims under the “health insurance” policy), but when it fails (a circumstance that arises more often than many now realize), it causes a whole series of linked problems, ending in major damage or even some instances of serious injury and death. The promise of saving a few pennies spawns a vast monetary loss somewhere down the road.

There is some sort of connection between these two serious problems, not only in that there is the potential for mischief, but also the cumulative effects when failure occurs.

The Current Regime took over both General Motors and a large portion of the medical services reimbursement systems in this country.

Naw, that can’t be it. Government planning never goes wrong, and even if it does, it certainly is not the fault of the government, is it?


19 posted on 04/13/2014 1:24:19 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Cheerio
New Congressional estimates show the Obama administration is requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget.

Don't give it to them, simple enough.

20 posted on 04/13/2014 1:42:05 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Cheerio

maybe we should set up groups to get this promotion money, but actually tell the truth about obamacare rather than spout their lies.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: alloysteel

1.5 Billion to secure the legacy of a failed President.
If the project was even feasible it would need no adverts.
Flawed from the start and will fail in the future! Any CEO knows if you have to spend more than what the product is worth the endeavor has failed and needs to be scrapped.
This is what Chicago style politics is. Lie to all but scam from the best!
3 card Monte anyone?
How many more billions can this fool spend with no return?


22 posted on 04/13/2014 1:52:50 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Cheerio

What’s the point of having a Republican house of they can’t stop wasting money?


23 posted on 04/13/2014 2:32:02 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Here’s the chance....and a chance as good as this won’t come along for a long time again, if ever. House? Close the checkbook.


24 posted on 04/13/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Regulator
At the average cost of $27K / yr of med school

That's low and isn't including fees.

With fees and insurance the cost of attendance is $32,197 and $54,625 for resident and nonresident students at public institutions and $50,078 at private institutions ... according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

25 posted on 04/13/2014 3:45:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Cheerio
Barack Obama said last week, “We didn’t make a hard sell. We didn’t have billions of dollars in commercials like some critics did.”

He's topping his own d@m# lies, now!

0DeathCare is nothing more than a means of lining the pockets of Dims, Lobbyists and (likely) RINO's and gaining control of the masses via making decisions on who gets what treatment. Period.

26 posted on 04/13/2014 3:48:31 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cheerio

And WHO gives him this money to spend? A Republican held house...that can defund the enforcement of incandescent lightbulbs (but not have enough guts to repeal the damned thing). So They do have the power to DEFUND but they don’t do it. Who is the problem, the kid that gets drunk or the parent who gives him the alcohol?


27 posted on 04/13/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Finalapproach29er
What’s the point of having a Republican house of they can’t stop wasting money?


IMHO there is absolutely NO REASON to have a GOP led House if they do not have the WILL to follow through with the reason why we sent them to the House as the OPPOSITION party. They have the Constitution authority to DEFUND these programs and yet the GOP-e RINOs running the House "belly ache" about these issues and hold kabuki theater votes - e.g. repealing Ocare, but when after they are voted back into office they go about their business of joining the RAT party and growing bigger Fed Govt.

For all the good GWB did in his eight years, he gave us the current RAT clown in office, by growing the Fed Govt bigger and bigger and increasing the national debt more than any previous President.

Once the 2012 elections were over the GOP RINOs went back to funding the social policies that they had JUST RAN AGAINST. No more votes for GOP RINOs, and no more money from me to fund the RNC, NRCC, and NRSC. I continue to contribute to conservative individuals and to Tea Party affiliated organization.
28 posted on 04/13/2014 7:59:36 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Obama to Spend $1.5 Billion Promoting ObamaCare...1.5 billion - wow, that could buy a lot of visits to the doctor....
29 posted on 04/13/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

It certainly would have gone a ways to provide health insurance for the 30-45 millions who were claimed to be uninsured before the clown began his destruction of 1/6th of our economy.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 9:43:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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