Enough Taxpayer Money Was Spent on Andy Griffith’s Ads Pimping Obamacare to Buy Mayberry Several Times Over

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A lot of our money was spent on those Medicare ads featuring Andy Griffith trying to convince everybody how totally awesome the Obamacare law. How much? According to Judicial Watch, $3.2 million to be almost exact:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith, which were deemed misleading by a number of press outlets, including the nonpartisan FactCheck.org. The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on national television in September and October of 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.” According to the documents released to Judicial Watch.

Probably the most troubling item in this story is that Andy Griffith provided his services for free. I was at least hoping that Griffith’s participation was only based on greed, but it turns out he was just stupid.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)