Archive for August 10th, 2009

by JC

Robert Reich said all that needs to be said about the negotiations between the White House and PhRMA:

It’s bad enough when industry lobbyists extract concessions from members of Congress, which happens all the time. But when an industry gets secret concessions out of the White House in return for a promise to lend the industry’s support to a key piece of legislation, we’re in big trouble.

That’s called extortion: An industry is using its capacity to threaten or prevent legislation as a means of altering that legislation for its own benefit. And it’s doing so at the highest reaches of our government, in the office of the President.

“We’re on a precarious road — and wherever it leads, it’s not toward democracy.”

So who’s the devil?

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by JC

Here to start your week off bright and early, we bring you our first edition of Blackbirdabilia, Paul McCartney singing his song “Blackbird.” Enjoy!




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