Healthcare industry lobbies for Coakley, but I thought they were the Republican’s Astroturf?

BettyJean Kling

If Health Care was meant to benefit the people instead of the Insurance Companies and Big Pharma then the people instead of the Insurance Companies and Big Pharma would be fighting like hell to keep the 60th seat in Democratic hands right?

Likewise, if Big Pharma and Insurance companies were really the Astroturf behind the August Town Halls trying to kill health care reform, wouldn’t they be pumping money into the Brown Campaign now? Of course they would.

But what would it mean if they are pumping money into the Coakley campaign in order to keep the 60th seat in Democratic hands? Fool you once shame on them – fool you twice – then you are just a damned fool! Perhaps this will awaken you? If Coakley wins then you had better join the tea parties and march your buts down to DC and help us stop this – as you can see- its just another Obama lie! let’s see what did he call them when he said they were really working for the other side? Oh that’s right – Fat Cats! Well those Fat Cats and Lobbyists are now  desperately trying to defeat Scott Brown. Hmmmmm

*Update 

This outlines the incredibly nasty deal Obama made with the big pharmaceutical companies.  It stinks to high heaven and hurts consumers.  Chicago politics at its worst.  Although it’s from Huffington Post, it is accurate (and others have confirmed it).

White House Pharma Memo 

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma

We’ve been following the special election in Massachusetts, where the GOP hopes to pull a surprise upset in the race to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat.

If they do pull it off, healthcare reform is instantly in trouble, as the Democrats drop below 60. But money is coming to the rescue of Democrat Martha Coakley — healthcare industry lobbyist money, specifically.Tim Carney identifies several of her top fundraisers. Take a look at who they represent: http://www.businessinsider.com/healthcare-lobbyists-des…

  • Thomas Boggs, Patton Boggs: Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Chuck Brain, Capitol Hill Strategies: Amgen, BIO, Merck, PhRMA
  • Susan Brophy, Glover Park Group: Blue Cross, Pfizer
  • Steven Champlin, Licy Do Canto, Raben Group: Amgen
  • Gerald Cassidy, Cassidy & Associates: U. Mass Memorial Health Care
  • David Castagnetti, Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti: Abbot Labs, AHIP, Astra-Zenaca, General Electric, Humana, Merck, PhRMA.
  • Steven Elmendorf, Elmendorf Strategies: Medicines Company, PhRMA, United Health
  • Shannon Finley, Capitol Counsel: Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Blue Cross, GE, PhRMA, Sanofi-Aventis.
  • Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta & Partners: Cigna, Eli Lilly, HealthSouth
  • Tony Podesta, Podesta Group: Amgen, GE, Merck, Novartis.
  • Robert Raben, Raben Group: Amgen, GE.
 
Of course, this is how politics works. Lobbyists for various corporations and causes get involved wherever they can for candidates of both parties.
 But when you see all these big pharma (and insurance!) representatives coming with cash for a crucial vote, you know which side they’re on. And they are definitely not on the side the Democrats tried to tell you the were on are they? Why is that? Could it be that this health care bill suits them better than it suits We The People? It certainly can’t suit all of us at once can it? Obama and Reid and Pelosi told us these characters were paying the Republicans to stop the health care bill and here they are trying to make sure it passes! Hmmmmmm! IMAGINE THAT!
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5 Responses

  1. The false hope & change “reprobates” are nothing but a bunch of liars and betrayers who have sold the American people and this country “down the river” to lobbyist and special interest or anyone who is willing to throw a “few pieces of silver” their way!

    We have “hoodlums and crooks” running our country who continues to disregard their constituents!

    It will be up to the American people, (Voters) RIDS, to send a message to the “reprobates” that we have stuck a fork in all of them and they are DONE doing the people’s business!

    Rise Up American’s and “boot their A$$E$ right out of office!

  2. That is certainly the truth, and we are seeing the end result already with the new health care plan my husbands company came up with. These HCC are so sure it is a done deal they are socking it to us already, and companies that previously provided pretty good coverage will no longer be able to do that. Just one more screw-up for the Obama adminisration. I hope we are all able to hold on for the next 3 years. It does not look good..I hope every one that supports the O bama agenda gets their asses kicked right out of office next election, and by a huge majority. Then, and only then will they hear us!!!!!

  3. If the TPP’s manage to get Brown from as much as 30 points back to a landslide, and it does appear a distinct possibility, the signs and t shirts will be changed from “Do you hear us now?” to “Do you fear us now?”

  4. Odd that Brown’s victory (and the assumption that the health care reform legislation will now be derailed) led to a significant increase in the share price of health insurace companies. I guess shareholders are not aware that the legislation was somehow to health insurers’ benefit.
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/time-to-cowboy-up/

  5. Nothing surprises me- All I know for sure is that Martha Coakly was in DC raising money and had a whole lot of Big Pharma and Ins. company benefacgtors sending big money in to help her – so how odd is that?

    I did not make up the list above- there it is in black and white.
    also check out Huff Po and ithers who were also reporting the same.
    both parties are in bed with them and that is why we need a third party and why the TTP’s are working to throw out all incumbent.
    Its alos why I am behind them as I wrote the patriot Plan in 1992- Voter Imposed Term Limits- Vote em out – vote em all out.
    Both parties are two wings on the same vulture!
    Until we vote out all the entrenched career politicians it will not be safe for any clean patriot let alone a women to try to run in hope of representing We the People acording to the Constitution!

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