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The New York Times - No Friend of Obama

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Between NYT stories linking Obama direct to Drone decisions and also the Stuxnet virus you really have to wonder if they have lost their faith in him.

    Now this appears today- a story showing how Obama caved to the drug industry even when he was speaking out against them.


    "After weeks of quiet talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. If they were to cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure President Obama would stop a proposal by his liberal allies intended to bring down medicine prices.

    On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s top health care adviser. Ms. DeParle sent a message back reassuring the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation on the bill.”

    Just like that, Mr. Obama’s staff abandoned his support for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices and with it solidified a growing compact with an industry he had vilified on the campaign trail the year before.
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