THOSE SMART STRIKES
Rather than unwieldy manuevers, House Speaker John A. Boehner has said that the Grand Old Party will launch a series of “smart, targeted strikes” against the Obamacare. And here they come. The Republican National Committee has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requesting information on the number of Americans who actually have enrolled through the federal website Healthcare.gov.
“Really, it’s telling they don’t want to give out any numbers. This is an administration that never misses an opportunity to brag. They’ve previously leaked sensitive national security information to burnish their image. So what are they hiding?” committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Now comes another request, with an interesting demand.
“Taxpayers have a right to know the foreign language translation costs related to President Obama’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act — especially in light of the spectacular failure of the telephone hotline and healthcare. gov website which includes a Spanish-only version,” says Robert Vandervoort, executive director of ProEnglish, an organization which advocates making English the official language of government operations.
“The Obamacare law is already an expensive entitlement and now we learn that translators in 150 languages were commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services for the rollout as well for a Spanish-language website which initially failed to work. What is this costing taxpayers? Why is Obama spending whopping amounts of taxpayer dollars promoting immigrant dependency and multiculturalism?” Mr. Vandervoort asks.
Judicial Watch, meanwhile, already has sued the Department of Health and Human Services on four occasions, seeking documents related to taxpayer funds used to promote Obamacare, coverage waivers and records of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan’s role in discussions about the health care law while she served as Mr. Obama’s solicitor general. care system that’s quickly dissolving into the most expensive taxpayer-funded punch line of this administration.”