Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Bush administration has spent $1.62 billion over two and a half years on advertising and public relations contracts - GAO.
Has paid reporters and columnists to support its programs and had used Medicare communications to tout its senior drug plan shortly before an election. after all the spin, the American people are stuck with high prescription-drug prices, high gas prices and high college costs.
The biggest government spenders were: the Department of Defense ($1.1 billion); Health and Human Services ($300 million); Department of the Treasury ($152 million); and the Department of Homeland Security ($24 million).Wonder WHY they - "left off two major government advertising programs, that of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for its youth anti-drug media campaign and the
$10,212 the Air Force spent for items bearing the Coca-Cola logo including portable radios, victory t-shirts, hats and coolers, as well as more that $35,000 for promotional materials for a golf program.
"The American people know the "Bush administration is on the wrong track and the White House PR machine won't change that fact."
MOST people do not realize the Cost of BuSh war in NOT included in the budget.