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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Some Fruits of Citizens United

Super Pacs and wealthy individuals have spent at least $235 million in a disinformation campaign to frighten the public about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  There is no financially comparable effort on the part of the act's supporters.

SCOTUS has not yet decided
Obamacare’s fate’s in the air
But thanks to Citizens United
There’s disinformation out there.

They’ve spent several hundreds of millions
Promoting the new law’s demise
Their approach’s nothing short of reptilian
In spreading false rumors and lies.

There is no expense they will spare
No amount is too much to spend
For the gullible public to scare
And foster Obamacare’s end.

So how did they come by this power?
By SCOTUS they were invited
Their cash on elections to shower
Thanks to Citizens United.

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