Thursday, May 31, 2012

Well, well, what have we here?

From Bloomberg (the news service, not hizzoner the mayor):

"Drugmakers led by Pfizer Inc. agreed to run a “very significant public campaign” bankrolling political support for the 2010 health-care law, including TV ads, while the Obama administration promised to block provisions opposed by drugmakers . . .

Whole lotta backscratchin goin on.  For whose benefit?  Yours?  Mine?  Well, not exactly:

 “President Obama’s efforts to enlist the support of private industry are exactly what presidents have always done to enact major legislation,” U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Diana DeGette of Colorado said in a joint statement"


And isn't that absence of transparency exactly, precisely, and without doubt one of the principal problems that occurs so often in Washington? 

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