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Obama’s Dirty Deal With The Pharmaceutical Industry

Obama arrogantBilly TauzinIf there was any doubt remaining whether or not Barack Obama has old out, it completely vanished with the recent news that he had cut a dirty deal with the pharmaceutical industry over health care costs.  In exchange for promises by the pharmaceutical companies of 80 billion dollars in future health care savings, President Obama has pledged NOT to use its immense purchasing power to negotiate lower drug prices.

Wow.

It is time for the Democrats to officially acknowledge that Obama has completely sold out.

This is the exact same type of dirty deal that the Democrats and Obama loudly denounced when George W. Bush was president.   In fact, this deal cut by Obama is approximately the same deal that Bush cut made with the pharmaceutical industry when he was pushing through his prescription drug benefit plan.

What makes it worse is that Obama made it with Billy Tauzin, the former Republican congressman from Louisiana who is now the lead lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry.

In fact, Obama had specifically targeted Tauzin in campaign advertisements as an example of what is wrong with Washington.

Now he is making deals with (Read More....)

Is Bottled Water A Fraud?

bottled waterbottled water environmentIs bottled water a fraud? Are some corporations simply bottling dirty tap water and selling it to us as something that is supposed to be cleaner and safer? Do the plastic bottles that bottled water comes in leech harmful chemicals and destroy the environment?

Those are just some of the disturbing questions answered in the new documentary entitled Tapped.  The trailer for the documentary is posted below, and the reality is that most Americans do not know enough about bottled water to even realize how much they don’t know.

Bottled water is supposed to be clean, safe and better tasting, but the truth is that we have been scammed.

Claire Thompson’s recent post on this documentary laid out many of the issues that we are facing quite well:

“Not only is it [bottled water] a clear waste of resources (only 20 percent of plastic water bottles used in the United States are recycled, and far too many of the rest probably end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch), it’s an incredible waste of money for consumers, who pay more than the (Read More....)