Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hawkin' Obamacare Update: NFL Won't Take Your Tax Dollars to Bestow the Virtues of Obamacare to You

One small victory in the incremental battle against the federal behemoth.  

I'm as free market as they come.  I have no problem with any celebrity or professional athlete making as much as they can in endorsements.  What I strongly object to is your and my dollars be squandered as bribe money to political constituencies and celebs/pro athletes to promote a law most of us don't want.  

If you are going to take my tax dollars to "care for the most needy" and you tell me that once you pass the law we will love it as we "see what is in it"; then fine, take my money to care for the sick.  But don't use that money to buy more votes and spread propaganda because the law you passed over three years ago is as unpopular today as it has ever been.  

This is from The Blaze

NFL Says No to Obama Administration

NFL Has No Plans to Help Promote Obamacare

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski

Despite being encouraged by the federal government to help promote President Barack Obama’s health care law, an NFL spokesman on Friday said the league has “no plans” to work with the White House regarding the implementation of “Obamacare.”

The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly reached out to the NFL — as well as the NBA and MLB — to help pitch the health care overhaul to its audience, particularly younger Americans. Earlier this week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the NFL and a “variety of sports affiliates” had been “enthusiastically engaged” with the administration regarding the idea.

On Friday, Brian McCarthy, vice president of communications at the NFL, said in an email that the league has responded to letters from members of Congress.

“We currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s) implementation,” McCarthy wrote....

“More than half of Americans oppose the law. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll last month, 43% favor the Affordable Care Act, while 54% oppose it....