Focus Spends $400 K Fighting Healthcare Reform

For an organization that has been laying off hundreds of staffers left and right, Focus on the Family sure seems to have a lot of money to burn.  In addition to the tens of thousands of dollars they’ve spent fighting equality in Maine and Washington, they’ve also reportedly spent some $400,000 fighting healthcare reform:

Focus on the Family Action, the political arm of the Colorado Springs family group, has spent more than $400,000 fighting the Obama Administration’s federal health care proposal, according to Focus Action senior vice president Tom Minnery.

Focus Action says the proposal subsidizes abortion, will ration health care for the elderly and will create a huge tax burden.

Here are some of the results Focus Action has had by reaching out to the general public through various media campaigns that impugn Obama’s health care proposal, according to a Focus Action news letter released today:

* Generated 52,000 phone calls into the offices of 10 key senators

* Generated 43,000 phone calls into the offices of 10 key congressmen.

* Online phone-a-thon in which thousands of Focus supporters called their senators, congressman and the White House.

* In late October, Focus Action delivered about 150,000 petitions to Capitol Hill.