Big pharma

This is from Robert Reich blog:

I’m a strong supporter of universal health insurance, and a fan of the Obama administration. But I’m appalled by the deal the White House has made with the pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying arm to buy their support (…) Sunday’s New York Times reports that Big Pharma has budgeted $150 million for TV ads promoting universal health insurance, starting this August (that’s more money than John McCain spent on TV advertising in last year’s presidential campaign), after having already spent a bundle through advocacy groups like Healthy Economies Now and Families USA.

No, this not a Republican/Fox News kind of source.  Reich was secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President-Elect Obama’s transition advisory board…  IMHO, this proves that not all Democrats are on board with Obama–and that special interest politics is alive and well in the USA.

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