Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daily Beast: Lamar Alexander slams Sebelius over Iran-Contra-style health care scandal

Lamar Alexander says,
Alexander, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called for an investigation into Sebelius' actions Saturday, saying it "may be illegal, should cease immediately and should be fully investigated by Congress."
"Such private fundraising circumvents the constitutional requirement that only Congress may appropriate funds. If the secretary or others in her department are closely coordinating the activities of Enroll America, which is headed by a former White House aide, then those actions may be in violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act," he said.
He compared such behavior to the Iran-Contra scandal, "when Reagan administration official Oliver North raised funds and directed their spending through private entities in support of Nicaraguan rebels even though Congress had refused to appropriate such funds." 
Those Babes-in-the-Woods over at Enroll America who stand to profit handsomely off ObamaCare ought to pay attention.  This is no charity work.  This a program set to flop at best, and one that can easliy slide into conflicts of interest and abuse.  Just the stuff Alexander warning about.

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