They just want the young and restless to see “the ugly side” of Obamacare.
Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies - a non-profit advocacy group co-founded three years ago by GOP strategist Karl Rove - has entered the Dept. of Health and Human Services contest offering $30,000 in tax payer funded prize money for the best videos promoting the Affordable Care Act to young audiences.
The group submitted the video - titled “Propaganda” - on Sunday night, and according to producers, it’s meant to showcase “less savory aspects of the law that HHS has glossed over in its talking points and official literature - including the penalty for not complying with the individual mandate, and the dramatic increase in premiums for younger people that are taking effect.”
The brief, edgy production is rigorously humorous and includes a shot of lemmings running off a cliff.
“Obamacare: Just like guys enjoy premium leather seats, so to, you’ll enjoy paying triple the health care premiums out of your new part time salary. Speaking of guys, ever been on a ‘man date’ before? At Obamacare, we’re full of mandates,” the video advises viewers.
See it here.
See the HHS contest here
“We’re in it to win it,” said Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law. “There is an ugly side to this law, and we expect the government to communicate those less savory aspects of the law to young people just as they are hyping some of the benefits. We hope every young person will watch this video, and vote for it.”