Is the Obama Administration getting desperate in it’s efforts to steer the sheeple into buy this bad healthcare deform bill? Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent the wonderful (note sarcastic tone) Kathleen Sebelius a letter warning her if the possible misuse of funds to engage in propaganda in support of an administration policy. Ms. Sebelius promplty replied “You’re not the boss of me.” OK, not really, but you know she’s thinking it.
Senate Finance ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is raising concerns that a Department of Health and Human Services Web site that urges visitors to send an e-mail to President Barack Obama praising his health care reform plan may violate rules against government-funded propaganda.
The Web page is accessed through a “state your support” button featured prominently on the HHS Web site and carries a disclaimer that the Web site is maintained by HHS.
In a letter sent to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday, Grassley warned that “any possible misuse of appropriated funds by the executive branch to engage in publicity or propaganda in support of an Administration priority is a matter that must be investigated and taken seriously,” noting that in 2005 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued that “the use of official funds for similar activities were ‘underhanded tactics’ and that these tactics ‘are not worthy of our great democracy.’”
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