Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bush Administration Broke the Law with Medicare Propaganda

The General Accounting Office has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services broke the law in spending taxpayer money on propaganda in support of the new and so-called Medicare drug-benefit law.

The propaganda was disguised as independent "news" reports on videotape broadcast by at least 40 television stations in 33 markets. (This blatant example of Christ-like behavior was written about in an earlier posting to this site.)

The New York Times story on this implies that there's actually no penalty for breaking this particular law, but Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey says he's drafting legislation that would require the Bush campaign to reimburse the Medicare trust fund for the cost of the videos.

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