On the Senate floor this morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took exception to the Obama administration’s propensity to spend taxpayer money on pro-Obama propaganda. McConnell said, “There’s a pattern here that I, and I’m sure many other Americans, find pretty outrageous.”
“[T]he administration is spending yet another $20 million in taxpayer money to promote a health care bill that most Americans want to see repealed….
“The administration also spent more than $25 million in stimulus funds on grants to a public relations firm, [reportedly] to do public relations related to promoting the stimulus.
“It spent [another] nearly $20 million on mailings to seniors to tout Obamacare — a mailer, by the way, that the Government Accountability Office found overstated the law’s benefits....
“But 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 thinks it’s a good idea to spend [another] $20 million to promote Obamacare….”
McConnell concluded, “Americans don’t want [Obama] spending their hard-earned money trying to spin policies they don’t like.”
Moreover, in addition to all of this, there’s by far the most egregious example of Obama’s redistributing wealth from Americans’ pockets to his own campaign chest: the Senior Swindle. In the spirit of the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, and Gator Aid, Obama is basically (and probably illegally) spending $8.35 billion in taxpayer money — a colossal sum that’s more than 35 times the amount he’s raised so far for his campaign — to cover up Obamacare’s Medicare Advantage cuts until after the election. If Obamacare isn’t repealed, those cuts would cause millions of seniors to lose their Medicare Advantage plans, but Obama doesn’t want seniors to know that until after November — and he’s willing to spend billions in taxpayer money to make sure they don’t.