Trump Just Got Caught Pulling A Dirty, Sneaky Move To Sabotage Obamacare
The president is taking unprecedented measures to undo Obama’s legacy.
Trump’s antipathy for President Obama is irrational, a pathological dislike that blinds him to reality and spurs him to pursue disastrous policy.
The president’s current campaign against Obamacare is a prime example. Trump feels compelled to lie and call the Affordable Care Act a failure in an attempt to undermine Obama’s legacy.
So virulent is this hatred that Trump is willing to strip healthcare from 22 million Americans simply to wipe Obamacare off the books. He’s a hurricane of pure id, bearing down on the American people.
It’s now been revealed that Trump is using taxpayer money to feed a disinformation campaign bashing Obamacare. The Daily Beast reports that money which is supposed to be used to encourage enrollment in Obamacare is instead being used the smear the program on social media.
The revelation is spurring Democrats to investigate the expenditures, as it seems they represent a concerted, covert propaganda operation by the Trump administration. Apparently, unable to legislatively repeal the ACA, Trump has settled on dismantling and sabotaging it from the inside.
“I’m on a daily basis horrified by leaders at the Department of Health and Human Services who seem intent on taking healthcare away from the constituents they are supposed to serve. We always believed that delivering health and human services was the mission of the department. That seems to not be the mission of the current leadership,” Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, told The Daily Beast.
The YouTube channel for HHS is riddled with politically motivated testimonials of people bashing Obamacare. A source told Daily Beast that over thirty videos have been made, and an estimate places the hourly production cost for such videos at $550.
The money is an unmitigated waste. Not only are the videos blatant propaganda, but they’re ineffective propaganda. As of this reporting, one of the videos has thirteen total views. A slightly more successful one has 223 views. The embarrassing low number of views demonstrates the rampant incompetence that riddles Trump’s government from top to bottom.
The money is funneled from HHS’ consumer information and outreach video budget. While the administration won’t reveal how much of the budget is going towards these propaganda videos, the total budget requested by Trump is $574 million. Originally the money was supposed to be used to help citizens understand and enroll in Obamacare, it’s now being used for the exact opposite.
Business Insider reports that HHS is allowed to spend taxpayer money to educate and inform the country, but that engaging in partisan advocacy is illegal. It’s clear that Tom Price, Trump’s appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services, is engaged in the latter.
With the latest failed attempt by Republicans to pass Trumpcare occurring these past weeks, it seems increasingly likely that Obamacare is here to stay. Don’t expect Trump to recognize this as a statement that Americans want the ACA. Instead, it’s far more likely he’ll continue his guerilla campaign to weaken the American healthcare system from the inside and sabotage the ACA so that it fails and he can say “I told you so.”
Source: Washington Journal