Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Abbott Defends the Pharmaceutical Industry's Divine Right to be Free From Competition
Even the Republican-dominated state legislature thought it was a good idea to let Texans who need prescription drugs have information about Canadian sources for the prescriptions they need in order to live. But naturally, the giant corporate parasites that make tons of greedy profits off the medical needs of the disabled and the elderly would rather not have to compete with cheaper Canadian sources for the same medications.
They did not need to fear, for last week the corporate mouthpiece that sits in the Texas Attorney General's office performed the hatchet job on the people of Texas that the corporate elites put him in office to perform. True to form, incumbent Bush Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled in a formal Attorney General opinion that a recently enacted state law requiring a state agency to post information about Canadian prescription drugs is invalid legislation because it supposedly conflicts with federal legislation enacted by the Bushites to protect the pharmaceutical industry's monopoly power.
Just like every other Bush Republican, Abbott loves welfare legislation when it protects corporate monopolies, and he forgets all about "states' rights" when they threaten government of, by, and for the corporations.
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posted by snarko! at 10:54 AM
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