White House Enlisting Artists in Health Care Fight

The White House is pulling out all the stops to push through its health care agenda. This online report reveals how even the National Endowment for the Arts is becoming involved. The story focuses on a conference call, which apparently mobilized various artists groups to action:

Three days after the conference call a coalition of arts groups, led by Americans for the Arts, a participant on the conference call per the meeting contact list and recipient of NEA grants, sent out a press release with the heading “Urgent Call to Congress for Healthcare Reform,” which called for the creation of “a health care reform bill that will create a public health insurance option.” Eleven days after the conference call, Rock the Vote, another participant on the call, announced a health care design contest. “We can’t stand by and listen to lies and deceit coming from those who are against reforming a broken system,” they stated in their announcement. “Enough is Enough. We need designs that tell the country YES WE CARE! Young people demand health care.”

Yet another fine example of your tax dollars at work, folks. For more on this story, including what it has in common with the ACORN scandal, check out this story.

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