But remember kids, it's okay if you're a Republican. From ThinkProgress:
Republicans are criticizing the Department of Health and Human Services for signing a $20 million contract with a public relations firm to educate Americans about the preventive health benefits included in the Affordable Care Act. The campaign — mandated by the law — “must describe the importance of prevention while also explaining preventive benefits provided by the healthcare law,” essentially informing the public about the availability of preventive services without additional co-pays.ThinkProgress goes on to list several examples of Bush educating the public on his new health care laws.
The GOP touted the benefits of preventive medicine before Obama signed health reform into law and claimed that it could help lower the nation’s skyrocketing health care costs. But they’re now denouncing this campaign as an “unconstitutional” “propaganda” effort
Not to mention, anyone else remember when Bush literally bragged to the American people, in a letter funded by the taxpayers, about the mini tax rebate/stimulus he got passed in 2001?
CNN has received a copy of a letter that the Internal Revenue Service will be sending to taxpayers to inform them they will receive a rebate check this summer as part of the recently enacted tax cut law.CNN was given the letter by a Democratic staff member in the House, who said he received it from career IRS employees upset by what they described as its political and congratulatory tone.The following is the letter, entitled "Notice of Status and Amount of Immediate Tax Relief." It is not dated."We are pleased to inform you that the United States Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconcilliation Act of 2001, which provides long-term tax relief for all Americans who pay income taxes.While one can argue, credibly, that people need to know the details of a health care law that affects them directly, and about which, the GOP themselves often remind us, people know little of. But why did Bush need to tell people that he got a tax rebate passed? Surely, people would have noticed it in their own tax returns.
This was nothing but bragging, politicking, at the taxpayer's expense. And the Republicans couldn't have cared less.