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GOP Cites Huge Cost of Negative Health Care Advertising

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A top Republican Party official said today that President Obama's health care plan would be ruinous to the U.S. economy because of the ballooning cost of negative advertising required to lie about it.

"The Obama health care plan will cost billions upon billions to lie about," said GOP chairman Michael Steele. "The question is, shouldn't we be spending this money to lie about something else, like his judicial appointees?"

Mr. Steele said that the costs associated with negative advertising about health care - scary music, sarcastic announcers, and stock footage of long lines in waiting rooms - were all on the rise.

"If this health care plan is not killed soon, we are going to have to find cheaper ways to spread distortions about it," Steele warned.

Elsewhere, the White House is considering a new plan to shift Guantanamo prisoners to Neverland Ranch. More here.