Sunday, April 17, 2005

The One Way Streets Your Tax Dollars Travel

Do you wonder where your tax dollars go under a republican controlled Congress? They go south on Big Corporate Giveaway Avenue, take a right on K Street Lobbyist St., and then take another right on Fill My Back Pocket Road. About a year after the big pharma medicare give away, what have they given us back? Pedophilia. Well, not in the traditional sense, but they are fucking children.

Big Pharma is refusing to maintain the stockpiles of 11 childhood vaccines. The stockpile is currently at 32% of what congress mandated it store in a 1983 Act. As of this writing, there are exactly zero doses of DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) in stock. Most schools won't even let children attend without having this shot. I guess with the republican’s hatred of education this is probably an added plus.

GlaxoSmithKline senior VP David Pernock said in a MSNBC article that there are problems with "costs associated with managing and rotating inventory." BTW, they don't throw away the old vaccine, they sell it. Really, well, SHUT THE FUCK UP, BITCH. So, a government that lets you get away will charging it's citizens about 40% more than other countries do wants you to incur a minor cost to keep children’s vaccines in stock. Boo-fucking-hoo!

Do you think Delay and his crew is going to bitchslap these guys? Not likely, they are too busy damaging their backs sitting on thick wallets full of big pharma cash. These are the same guys that want to shut down buying medication from Canada and other foreign pharmacies. The fact that some Americans even have to think about going somewhere else to get their prescriptions filled is a shame we all must bear every day.

This IS a campaign issue every Dem should use as a baseball bat on the republicans.

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