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Johnson Talks HHS’s Obamacare Ring-Fencing

NRO’s Andrew Johnson appeared on Fox News last night to discuss HHS’s efforts to shield Obamacare implementation and public-relations funds from the effects of sequestration, which will reduce the agency’s funding by $15.5 billion. Much of the Obama administration’s scare-mongering about the sequester centered around HHS, Johnson points out, whether Head Start, FDA inspections, or elder care — and now they’re protecting travel funds for the department’s officials to promote the administration’s agenda.
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