Self-Interested Veal Pen Outfits Step Up to Kill the Public Option

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 12:45 pm

Having suckered you into giving up your email address, fundraised heavily and built up their mailing lists by disingenuously flogging the public option, the veal pen turns around and shoots it in the back to save Michael Bennet’s ass. Yesterday SEIU and Progress Colorado showed up when David Sirota and 40-50 public option supporters delivered 34,000 petition signatures to Bennet’s office to protest AGAINST the public option.


Democrats Who Once Railed Against Medicare Part D Now Insist Members Must Vote for Strikingly Similar Senate Health Care Bill

By: Monday March 15, 2010 12:30 pm

One thing that has been eating away at me throughout this whole health care debate is the incredible hypocrisy and role reversal of both political parties compared to the Medicare Part D debate. The basic, highly corrupt design of the Senate health care bill is the same as the highly corrupt design as the Medicare Part D program.

PhRMA Threatens to Oppose Health Bill Over Two-Year Cut in Biologics Exclusion

By: Friday January 15, 2010 4:15 pm

FDL News has obtained the text of an email sent by Billy Tauzin, head of the trade group PhRMA, to his board members, wherein he basically announces that they would oppose the final bill if their exclusivity period were to be shortened.

Obama Campaign Ad Singles Out PhRMA Lobbyist Who Worked Closely with Obama on PhRMA Deal

By: Thursday January 7, 2010 11:35 am

There’s a lot of talk from defenders of the President about how every campaign breaks a promise or two when they get in office, and nobody voted for Barack Obama because he was going to televise health care negotiations on C-SPAN. But if there’s anything Obama ran as, it was as a reformer. He ran explicitly to “change the game” and not “play it better.” Yet everything in this health care deal represents a playing of the game better than past efforts, basically by buying off stakeholders and creating compromises favorable to their bottom lines. Every single thing.

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