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HHS to Healthcare Companies: We Need Your "Donations" to Fund Obamacare

Jeff6235 Wrote: May 13, 2013 11:41 AM
This appears to be unauthorized taxation.
Buck O Wrote: May 13, 2013 11:53 AM
Repeated from below:

This is a clear violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act.

http://www.gao.gov/legal/lawresources/antideficiencybackground.html
Raven7 Wrote: May 13, 2013 11:51 AM

This story dropped late on Friday, perhaps because HHS sources hoped it would slip through the cracks over the weekend and disappear.  In light of the swirling Benghazi developments and the burgeoning IRS scandal, this wasn't a bad bet.  But this stunner from the Washington Post is too important to allow to simply glide past unexamined:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President...