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December 15, 2015 01:57 PM
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"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson
 
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WELCOME TO THE 2nd LARGEST 
'PR' FIRM IN THE WORLD - THE U.S. GOVERNMENT 
Telemarketers ($140,350); Interns ($183,581); Ad Boss ($1.1 Million)
Forbes Editorial | December 15, 2015
 
 
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BREITBART, Washington D.C. | Your Government Spends Billions Convincing You to Spend More of Your Money by John Hayward
 
 
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NEW YORK OBSERVER, New York City | Shocker: U.S. Government Spent $4.34 Billion on PR in last Seven Years | By Ken Kurson
Read the New York Observer here | December 9, 2015 
 
One week ago, we released our comprehensive oversight report on federal agency public relations (PR) spending since 2007: OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - The Department of Self-Promotion, How Federal Agency PR Spending Advances Their Interests Rather Than the Public Interest.
 
From our Forbes editorial today:
  • Hilary Clinton led State Department spent $630,000 on a PR campaign to get taxpayers to 'like' the agency Facebook page.
  • $88.26 per hour billed to feds by PR firm Ketchum -- for their interns.
  • Million dollar ad executives - Booz Hamilton Allen bills agencies for $525 per hour for their 'management executive' - that's $1.192 million per year!
  • $214,395 per lot for a fancy 'z-card' - a wallet sized plastic card with foldout informational inserts.
  • Telemarketing firms billing the IRS for $70 per hour, while paying the employee $9 per hour.
And much, much more...
 
 
Last month on FOX News, we showcased the $160 Million EPA Spin Machine, click here to watch the segment.
 
Today, a legal ruling found the EPA engaged in "covert propaganda" and violated federal law when it blitzed social media to urge the public to back an Obama administration proposed rule on 'clean water.'
 
It's just what we've been saying: government doesn't have the right to spend $4.34 billion of your money on propaganda.
 
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