Feds Find $3.1 Million for ObamaCare Ad Campaign, But Cut Back on Air Traffic Control

By Duane Lester
Published: April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sen. Max Baucus recently made news when he said he feared the implementation of Obamacare would be a “train wreck.”

He’s not alone in that fear and Team Obama knows it, which is why they’re about to drop $3.1 million on propaganda:
Obama officials insist the ads won’t be political, but critics recall that just before the 2010 midterm election, HHS spent $3.2 million on “educational” TV ads praising Obamacare. The spots featured the late actor Andy Griffith, a favorite of seniors, who told his fellow retirees that “more good things are coming” from Medicare. But FactCheck, a nonpartisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, noted that the ads made no mention of the dramatic cuts to 10 million Medicare Advantage recipients, who are likely to see their privately managed care scaled back.

“The words in this ad ring hollow, and the promise that ‘benefits will remain the same’ is just as fictional as the town of Mayberry was when Griffith played the local sheriff,” FactCheck concluded in July 2010.

Indeed, the facts today are that Obamacare remains as unpopular now as when it was passed in 2010, and Democrats are increasingly worried it will return to haunt them in the midterm election next year, the first to take place after the stepped-up implementation of the law.

As The Astute Bloggers point out, this is going on while they are blaming the Sequester for the air traffic controller furloughs.


It’s more important to hoodwink the citizens than to have enough air traffic controllers.