Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

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    Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    Wash Examiner:

    Obamacare was a porkfest for special interests, giving them subsidies, forcing people to buy their product, giving drugmakers lengthy monopolies, preserving the special favors Republicans had given them, protecting them from competition.

    After the bill passed, many of the bill’s authors and key supporters rushed to take their payday.

    Senate Health Committee staffer Connie Garner, who helped write the subsidies for long-term care, launched a practice working with long-term-care providers.

    Arlen Specter’s health-care guy, John Myers, cashed out to the Glover Park Group, where he now represents Obamacare recipients like Planned Parenthood, United Health, Trygg Pharma, and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. Another Obamacare author now lobbying at GPG is Liz Engel, who was health policy director at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.

    Nancy Pelosi’s top health-care aide left for K Street, as did other staffers from Senate Health Committee, House Democratic Policy Committee, and the Ways & Means Committee. Their clients include big pharma, insurers, hospitals, and so on.

    Liz Fowler originally didn’t go that route. She went instead to the administration. You know, the Obama administration, which doesn’t hire lobbyists. At HHS, she helped implement Obamacare.

    So, now, of course, she’s taking her third spin through the revolving door, to run the lobbying shop at Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson.

    This helps highlight what Obamacare was about: further enmeshing healthcare and government, thus creating more demand for revolving-door lobbyists.

    The pharmaceutical giant that just hired Fowler actively supported the passage of Obamacare through its membership in the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) lobby. Indeed, PhRMA was one of the most aggressive supporters – and most lavish beneficiaries - of the health care bill drafted by Fowler….

    This is precisely the behavior which, quite rationally, makes the citizenry so jaded about Washington. It’s what ensures that the interests of the same permanent power factions are served regardless of election outcomes. It’s what makes a complete mockery out of claims of democracy. And it’s what demonstrates that corporatism and oligarchy are the dominant forms of government in the US….

    The huge pharma companies were bribed to sign on to ObamaCare...soon  the government and their corporate cronies will be running your health care...bend over.

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    I wonder who ComingLiberalCrankup is .......  sorry Crackup ....  I thought it was Crank !

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    Fed and State legislatures are full of crony politics.  Legislators are heavily made up of attorneys who develop self serving legislation for their profession, unto itself not outrageous because many are convinced that this adds value and protects the public.  But then there is the revoloving door to private sector employment "opportunities"or blatant influence pedaling which left unchallenged ends up like the Mass Legislature where the last three speakers left as felons.

    It will be intertesting to see where the Mass parole board hackarama investigation leads; considering Felon Finneran is singing like a canary.

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
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    If only it was a one party issue.

    This should annoy people from both sides of the aisle.

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    The Big Pharma payoff is the very essence of Obamacare. The progressives continue their zealotry for more and more top-down federal Nanny State bureaucratic control. 

    Lobbyists come to Washington because liberals have created the situation where business succeeds not by being efficient and providing a desirable product or service, but by bribing the Party of Government, the Democrats,  and their cabal of zealot bureaucrats.

    The Constitution limited the power of the federal government. The Founding Fathers had it right, the modern progressives have it wrong.

     

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    Lobbyists come to Washington because liberals have created the situation where business succeeds not by being efficient and providing a desirable product or service, but by bribing the Party of Government, the Democrats,  and their cabal of zealot bureaucrats.




    BWAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

     

     

    Ya, sure thing numbnuts, lobbying just started within the last 4 yrs.

     

    BWAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

     

    Yep, all you have to do is keep your head firmly tucked where the sun don't shine and ignore that pesky thing called reality.

    Like the reality of the un-funded Medicare Part D passed by the wingnuts 7 yrs ago which was a big, fat kiss on the backsides of big Pharma.

    Or the reality that Rep Tauzin left Congress immediately after to head up big Pharma lobbying where he made $11 million in one year alone. 

    Gawd you whacko wingnuts are freakin hilarious.

     

    By-the-by, ya might want to pull your head out, if nothing else it's very bad hygene.

     

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    You can't buttress your argument by pointing to the republicans and say they were just as bad.  Even if they were, so what? Who's drivingthe bus now?  Why can't you see that he is flushing our freedoms, our freedom to choose right down the cr@pper?

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
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    In response to skeeter20's comment:

    You can't buttress your argument by pointing to the republicans and say they were just as bad.  Even if they were, so what? Who's drivingthe bus now?  Why can't you see that he is flushing our freedoms, our freedom to choose right down the cr@pper?




    What the fcuk are you babbling on about?

     

    I guess the FACT that even Sen Whacko-Wingnut DeMint, quiting his term early so he can join a lobbying firm, is somehow a Dem thingy. I guess the Dems pushed him out the door, right into the arms of a wingnut lobbying firm.

     

    Gawd, you idiots are dumb as rocks. 

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    You are the one dumber than a box of rocks.  The point is that they all are bad, the conservative least-worse.

     

    Sorry you can't get your brain rwrapped around that.  But, keep going back to the Bush yearsto justify Othe OBama years.  It is soooo useful.

    Gawd.  what an idiot.

     
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    Re: Architect of Obama Care cashes out to drug company

    The once proud Grand Old Party is so desperate that the only thing they can do now is to grasp at straws !

     

     
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