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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Paying to propagandize ourselves 

Big bro,

The Bush administration spent $1.4 billion in taxpayer dollars on 137 contracts with advertising agencies over the past two-and-a-half years, according to a Government Accountability Office report released by House Democrats Monday.

... Trends in spending on PR and ad contracts were not documented, but a prior study by the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee found that spending on public relations contracts rose rapidly under the Bush administration. That report found that spending on contracts with public relations firms had increased to $88 million in 2004 from $39 million in 2000, an increase of 128%.

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People are watching Desperate Housewives and Dancing with the Stars...not C-Span. How else is the Bush administration going to reach these people??
Reach them for what purpose? ATAo make them understand they're the most secretive administration in our nation's history?
How can you be propogandizing secrets? I am confused...
What, pray tell, do you think the bush regime needs to reach people who are watching crap on tee vee about? If they aren't watching or listening to venues that discuss political issues at all then they are likely apathetic voters if they vote. What exactly does he need to spend billions of our dollars tp say? More lies and bullshit?
Perhaps DuWayne, you could enumerate the actual lies of which you speak, and also tell me why it wouldn't we wise to try to reach those apathetic voters anyhow to help them become informed voters.

Furthermore, we ALL have federally funded programs we'd rather not be paying for, but we really don't get a choice in how they spend our money, now do we?
An example of a lie the WH has been spending our money to popularize is that the war in Iraq has been going well.

Another would be that Iraq had WMD and cozy relationships with al Qaeda.

 

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