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Cole Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Advertising

May 22, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement in response to the news that the Obama administration has hired a public relations firm to create a media campaign to promote the president's unpopular heath care law. The firm Porter Novelli was awarded a $20 million contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"With out-of-control deficits, it is unacceptable to squander taxpayer money on what is essentially political propaganda. The more the American people learn about Obamacare, the more they oppose it. A $20 million ad campaign won't change the fact that a majority of Americans don't want the federal government interfering with their health care. Paying $20 million to promote a policy that may soon be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court is the very definition of the wasteful Washington spending we simply can't afford."