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December 17, 2013

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C’mon, some of these thousands of folks have been getting their drugs from Canada and other places for years because they cannot afford to buy them here at four to five times the reported cost and they cannot get by without them.

In a listing in opensecrets.org, guess who is listed number one and number two in money spent lobbying Congress? Pharmaceutical companies are at $2,622,476 at number one and insurance $1,853,011 (billions again) at number two. It should not really surprise anyone, should it?

C’mon, you can fix this with your votes. If you are a strong Democrat just vote for another Democrat, and if you are a strong Republican just vote for another Republican. This has nothing to do with party. Just do not vote for anyone in either party who will allow seniors to pay double and triple for their drugs more than other countries and is against direct single payer and publicly financed elections.

I do not know how they can defend their actions, spend billions lobbying and then one drug company agrees to pay a reported $2.2 billion dollars for alleged illegal marketing. They agreed to plead guilty to violating drug marketing laws.

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