Government Spent $700 Million of YOUR Money Promoting Obamacare

April 3, 2014 9:56 amViews: 442

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While President Obama most assuredly told one of the biggest lies of his political career in claiming that he reached his goal of 7 million Obamacare sign-ups, he told a lesser lie in his victory speech on April Fool's Day by stating that, “We didn’t make a hard sell, we didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” Well, actually he did spend nearly a billion dollars promoting his boondoggle of a healthcare system.

It wasn't quite a billion dollars, they've spent that on a Michelle Obama crony to build Healthcare.gov, it was $700 million of your tax dollars spent on advertising that was sometimes outright insulting and infantile. And while Obama car perpetuate his lies to the low information voter with, "We didn't make a hard sell," pushing the Obamacare disaster, hiring celebrities like Lebron James and Magic Johnson to pimp Healthcare.gov and the president himself going on the Ellen DeGeneres, plus spending millions more flying around the country on Air Force One and an astronomical cost, that kind of looks like a hard sell, a real hard sell.

Not only is the government spending billions to get Obamacare up and running, they also somehow came up with $700 million of YOUR money to promote and advertise something that a majority of American don't want. If that isn't using our own money against us, I don't know what is.

Of course Americans want affordable healthcare, they just don't want the government control and outright fraud of Obamacare.

Read more below from The Washington Free Beacon:

President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law.

“We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.”

However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million.

Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, for television, radio, print, and social media ads. [...]

Illinois recently paid the online satirical site the Onion up to $300,000 for online banner ads. One ad linking to the Cover Illinois website read: “Man without health insurance forced to sell action figures to pay for medical bills. Don’t sell your action figures.”

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