Thursday, November 15, 2012

HHS Subpoena

Subpoena [Latin, Under penalty.] A formal document that orders a named individual to appear before a duly authorized body at a fixed time to give testimony.

Apparently the folks over at the House Ways and Means Committee feel HHS Sec. Shebullshits isn't being truthful about her stewardship of OUR tax dollars.

Imagine that.

The subpoena demands that Sebelius turn over documents about how taxpayer dollars are being used to promote the law through public relations, advertising and message testing. The committee is asking for all documents covering the period from January 2008 to today
Politico, "Ways and Means issues Obamacare subpoena"

I suppose Obamacare is not popular in its' own right, so our tax dollars need to be used to SELL us on the benefits almost 3 years AFTER the law was forced on the American people by the least transparent administration in history.

An initial request for information was sent to HHS in June. On October 24, 2012 a letter from two members of the Ways and Means was sent to HHS giving them an October 31 deadline to release documents or else face a subpoena.

“The lack of response leads me to believe that this administration is either unwilling to disclose why they are using taxpayer dollars to market their unpopular law or are unable to keep track of how those taxpayer dollars are being spent,” Camp said in a statement Wednesday. “Either way, the American people deserve to know where their hard-earned money is going … after months of being unresponsive, I am left with no choice but to compel their cooperation.”

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

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