The Real Reason Obama is Shrill about Rove’s Secret Money
David Axelrod and President Obama allowed undisclosed (secret) donors to give to their campaign in 2008, documented by the Washington Post, here. And David Axelrod and President Obama took PhRMA money — more than Rove’s $50 million — to fund their commercials run against Democrats to pass their ObamaCare plan. So, on principle, it is clear that despite what Axelrod and Obama say, they have | Read More »
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Dagger, Meet Vertebrae…
Many bloggers and journalists following the healthcare debate the past year have neglected to credit one of President Obama’s most significant coups. He actually got Big Pharmaceuticals® to support Obamacare. The pharmaceutical interest group went along with the biggest imperialistic surjection of the dominant state into the healthcare market since Lyndon Johnson was in office in return for a favor. They wanted to make sure | Read More »
U.S. Chamber, NFIB, NAM, Business Roundtable, and PhRMA Oppose House Bill, AHIP says Bill Will Raise Prices
From Jeffrey Young at The Hill: “A coalition of big-business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers, issued a letter opposing the House bill outright. “The legislation falls short of the bipartisan goal of controlling costs and jeopardizes employer-sponsored coverage which now serves more than 160 million Americans,” the groups said in a point-by-point criticism of | Read More »
So, Senator Tom Carper just admitted to the PhRMA/WH deal.
No. Seriously. For those who don’t remember, the White House traded an $80 billion cap in costs with PhRMA in exchange for $150 million in pro-health care rationing advertising buys, then claimed that they didn’t do any such thing. Except that now Senator Carper’s committed the classic Kinsley gaffe: inadvertently telling the truth in Washington by admitting matter-of-factly that such a deal apparently took place. | Read More »
Henry Waxman doesn’t *care* what President Obama said.
And he wants to make sure that the pharmaceutical companies understand that, too. The House Energy Chair intends to retroactively remove what Waxman calls a ‘windfall’ involving Medicare D drug charges, and never mind what either the President or PhRMA thinks: Drug makers contend they have already worked out a 10-year, $80 billion cost-savings deal with the White House and crucial Senate gatekeepers on the | Read More »
Senior White House Advisor Uses the “W” word: Waterloo
The Washington Post is reporting the White House was taken off guard by the intensity of the left, and the digging in and hardening of their position on the public option. The White House is lamenting the power of the issue for the left, and that the public option has become the litmus test to them about whether any health care reform, is real reform. | Read More »
How to (legally*) personally profit from your position as a Presidential Senior Advisor.
Just follow these easy steps! Create AKPD Message & Media, a public relations company that specializes in astroturfing. Attach yourself to the campaign of the candidate that eventually wins the 2008 Presidential election. Disengage yourself from AKPD Media, but under circumstances where the company ‘owes’ you 2 million dollars, which it will then pay back over time (we call this ‘income’). Become a Senior Advisor | Read More »
Doctors to Throw Pharmaceutical Reps Out of Their Offices
Interesting.I’m hearing from more and more doctors and from pharmaceutical sales representatives that the sales reps are rapidly becoming persona non grata in the doctors’ offices.Here’s the thing — PhrMA and the American Medical Association both have thrown doctors under the bus. Doctors are supposed to be represented by the AMA, a majority of doctors oppose Obamacare, but the AMA has decided to support Obamacare.PhrMA, | Read More »
I wonder whether PhRMA cut those ad checks yet?
I do have to wonder whether they have or not, given that the President is apparently changing the deal that the pharmaceutical companies made with the government (cap the pharma industry’s costs from health care rationing at 80 billion over ten years, get 150 million contributed to pro-rationing ad blitzes), presumably on the grounds that of course the administration knew nothing about this ahead of | Read More »
Obama’s Health Surtax to Push U.S. Tax Rates Higher than France, Italy
President Obama’s health reform surtax will push U.S. tax rates higher than they are in France and Italy. How does a 51% tax rate sound to you? In the midst of a recession, the government wants more than half, to fund a $1.6 Trillion plan that leaves tens of millions uninsured. Members of Congress could get fired for these numbers. (In fact, the last time | Read More »
More Intra-Dem Disputes Roil Health Reform Waters
The powerful Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Henry Waxman said today that the U.S. House nor the White House are bound by the three deals that the Hospitals, Pharma and the AARP have made with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus. As the WSJ reports: Some Democrats are questioning the recent $80 billion deal between the | Read More »