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    Join, or Die nonsqtr's Avatar
    Jan 2008

    Vertiform City

    cabinet secretary solicits large donations to publicize healthcare law

    Jesus. Here's the fourth scandal in one day from the Obama administration.

    Cabinet Secretary Solicits Large Donations to Publicize Health Care Law


    Published: May 12, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has solicited sizable donations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and H&R Block, the tax preparation service, as part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to ensure the success of President Obama’s health care law, administration officials said Sunday, even as a leading Senate Republican raised questions about the legality of her efforts.

    J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

    The foundation is expected to contribute as much as $10 million, while H&R Block is expected to make a smaller donation of about $500,000, the officials said.

    The senior Republican on the Senate health committee, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, said the fund-raising “may be illegal.” He likened it to efforts by the Reagan administration to raise money for rebels fighting the leftist government of Nicaragua in the 1980s, after Congress had restricted the use of federal money. Aides to Mr. Alexander said Sunday that he would ask the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, to examine the propriety of the Obama administration’s fund-raising efforts.

    The Department of Health and Human Services said that Ms. Sebelius’s actions to supplement money appropriated by Congress were proper and would continue, despite criticism from Republicans. After first denying that administration officials had engaged in fund-raising, the department confirmed Friday that Ms. Sebelius had made calls soliciting support from the health care industry, including insurance and pharmaceutical executives.

    Jason Young, a spokesman for Ms. Sebelius, said she had suggested that health care executives and others support the work of Enroll America, a private nonprofit group that shares the president’s goal of securing coverage for people without insurance. Several people who received solicitations said that current and former administration officials had suggested seven-figure donations.

    An insurance executive said that some insurers had been asked for $1 million donations, and that “bigger companies have been asked for a lot more.”

    "First denying", right?

    Anyone seeing a pattern here?

    The Obama administration is scared to death of looking bad.

    Hillary Clinton destroyed a very expensive and precious relationship with an important foreign leader because she was afraid of looking bad. She sent Susan Rice out to look bad in her place. Seems she doesn't much care whom she destroys to keep from looking bad.

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    Established Member Old Ridge Runner's Avatar
    Apr 2012

    South Central Pennsylvania
    This regime is falling apart fast. Perhaps what Huckabee stated is fact, that Obama would not complete his second term.


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