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Crossing a Line in the Health Care Debate? - CBS News
The White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle has been feverishly sending out unsolicited email messages to federal employees in an effort to build support for President Barack Obamas health reform package over the last several weeks.
DeParles unsolicited emails have been regularly coming to some federal employees official government email inboxes for weeks without permission or request, causing some federal employees to feel threatened by the overt political language.
The Department of State employees, who receive hundreds of official government emails every day, have complained about the annoying and partisan emails but are nervous to go public for fear of retribution. The emails are addressed to the federal employees by name and use the official .gov address.
The unsolicited emails also request that the federal employees take action in order to ensure that Obamas health reform package is passed and the federal budget isnt at risk for bankruptcy. One federal employee was so concerned about DeParles language in one email that he questioned whether his departments budget would be cut or eliminated without passage of Obamas bill. DeParle uses scare tactics that some assume are meant as threats:
No ifs, ands or buts about it -- if we do nothing to reform our broken health care system, costs will continue to skyrocket and break the budgets of American families, small businesses and the Federal Government, read the March 12th email from DeParle.