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Mainstream media receives millions of taxpayer dollars via Obamacare slush fund

by Jonathan Benson, NaturalNews

If you have to be convinced that Obamacare was not created with the best interests of average Americans in mind, consider the fact that the government health care bill has allocated a $5 billion “slush fund” to be distributed specifically to companies, states, labor unions, and media outlets hand-selected by the Obama Administration. And nearly a million-and-a-half dollars from this fund have already been given to both The Washington Post and CBS Corporation to use for their early retirement programs.

The “Early Retiree Reinsurance Program” (ERRP) is said to have been created for the purpose of helping “participating employment-based plans” cover a portion of the costs involved with employees who retire early. But based on how the money has been distributed thus far, the fund appears to be nothing more than a payoff slush fund that both rewards supporters of Obamacare with cash, and encourages those in influential roles to continue supporting the health care scheme.

“It is fine with me if they continue covering the Obamacare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, concerning the news media receiving Obamacare payoffs, in an e-mail toThe Daily Caller. “When NBC used to cover energy issues, they identified themselves as a subsidiary of General Electric. CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.”

While the media outlets receiving the funding have largely denied that the payoffs are of any concern, not everyone is convinced. After all, will either news source have anything honest and unbiased to say concerning Obamacare since they are receiving funding directly from it?

Besides CBS and The Washington Post, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has received more than $206 million from the program, AT&T has received more than $140 million, Verizon has raked in more than $91 million, and General Electric has gotten more than $36 million. Various other unions, including the Teamsters, the United Mine Workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, have also received portions as well.

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But 400 BILLION to 1 TRILLION on unconstitutional health care is ok?

Prescription Drug Benefit.
The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-of pocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
Marsha Blackburn is a Hypocrite.
Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman
See her unconstitutional votes at :


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