Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Obama administration spent $25 million on health-care law publicity campaign, part of it exaggerating, McConnell complains

The Obama administration spent nearly $20 million on mailings to seniors touting the federal health-care reform law and another $5 million on postcards to small business owners informing them of a tax credit under the law, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a floor speech today. He said the Government Accountability Office found that the mailing to seniors "overstated the law’s benefits."

"These are just a few of the way the administration is quietly promoting its own failed policies; how it's trying to change people's minds about the president's policies with their own money," McConnell said. "The larger point is the fact that we've got a nearly $16 trillion debt, the largest tax hike in history right around the corner, chronic unemployment, and sky-high gas prices, and this President things it's a good idea to spend $20 million to promote Obamacare."

McConnell's remarks can be heard in their entirety by clicking on the video above.

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