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Are our tax dollars being used to sell Obamas healthcare plan?

White House Reveals Identity of Firm That Sent Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Reform
The White House revealed to FOX News that it hired a private communications firm to distribute mass e-mails, including unsolicited spam to help sell President Obama's health care plan.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:43 PM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (18)
  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • the simple answer is "yep". even if it's just in the form of time spent pitching it. then there's the town hall expenses among other things. so "yep".

    Answer by sassbott_5000 at 6:46 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • So it takes weeks for this to be told? Also,didn't some claim it could of been third party conservative mailing lists or some mess could of been responsible? LOL This admin is something else

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:55 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • As a business owner, I could get in trouble for spamming. Yet the White House does it. Even worse, the PAID someone to spam people, AFTER they obtained e-mail addresses by asking people to turn in their friends and neighbors. It stinks to high heaven, and is just so, so wrong.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:56 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Ugh..SSQDD. Same shit questions, different day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Yep mancos Chicago THUGS

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • There are a couple of things about this new revelation. One, now we know why Gibbs wouldn't answer Major Garrett's question concerning the emails. He probably poo'ed in his pants when that question was posed. Secondly, it is illegal for the WH to lobby. As an organized office working for the people and not the president, it can't lobby for legislation. It is the people's house. It doesn't matter what party the POTUS belongs to. The workers in the WH are employed by the people of the USA and not the POTUS or the party. This is the stuff that will get this man impeached after he fires everyone trying to place the blame far from himself. If you ask him, he doesn't know anything about anything.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:30 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • First of all, do you HAVE a source thats not so ridiculously biased??

    Second question: Who cares?

    Lots of times private donations will be used for all sorts of things, so do you have any proof YOU or I or any other tax payer is paying for an email campaign supporting UHC?

    Also...mancosmomma. You are wrong. You can send out email solicitations to people, the only way you would "get in trouble" is if they requested to be unsubscribed, and you get spamming them. CAN-SPAM ACT

    Answer by SRiveroC at 7:33 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Srivero would prefer an unbiased source. Did msnbc carry the story? lololol

    Answer by Carpy at 7:41 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • You want more sources, you can check CBS, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, etc. It's all over the news, sriver. I'm honestly surprised you haven't heard about it, since you are usually on top of things.

    Your "Who cares" is unnecessary. If you don't care what the White House is doing, don't ask for other sources. I don't like spam of any kind, and don't feel it's appropriate for the White House to do so.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:56 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

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