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Health Care: Candidate Obama vs President Obama

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to take on the drug industry by allowing Americans to import cheaper prescription medicine. "We'll tell the pharmaceutical companies 'thanks, but no, thanks' for the overpriced drugs -- drugs that cost twice as much here as they do in Europe and Canada," he said back then.

On Tuesday, the matter came to the Senate floor -- and President Obama forgot the "no, thanks" part. Siding with the pharmaceutical lobby, the administration successfully fought against the very idea Obama had championed.

So, who is this reform for? Pharmaceutical companies? The American People?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 AM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Phrma, they have been riding the wave. They have funded too many HCR ads to not get anything back.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:41 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • No surprise, he seems to have no memory of ANYTHING he promised, except that he would fundamentally change and transform our country, that he is doing, unfortunately...

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:07 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • This seems so damned slimy. I hate when politicians talk out of both sides of their mouth. How anyone thought they could trust a politician is beyond me.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:08 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Yea, but Quinn I'll bet you a bottle of wine (sorta) that liberal leaners will either NOT answer this question. OR Will say, this is nothing new, "all politicians lie"... Guess they are ok with voting for another lying politician who caters more to Big Corporate Lobbyists than the American people who elected them. tsk tsk...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:16 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Yes grly exactly and why? EASY...because its their its OK

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:30 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • What kind of wine? Give me a label (I like red).

    On second thought, I only bet on sure things (especially when wine is involved), so I do not accept your bet. I think you may be right, if they come and answer at all.

    Mmmmmmm, wine.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:09 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • By the time they are done feeding the lobbyists, filling their wallets, and packing the pork, we will get NOTHING but higher taxes, bigger government, and crappy health care.

    But as some frequently say, "It's something".

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:31 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • I hate to say it, I told y'all so! I KNEW this couldn't end nicely!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

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