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?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:41 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
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
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.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:09 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:31 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
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