There is a lot of buzz about health care these days.
Blue Dog Democrats- Dems behaving like Republicans.
The GOP & their same antics.... only help the rich & the "I got mine" mentality.
Deals & bargains & what sounds like the trend is to take the best & essential components, right down the flusher.
But the thing that has me rankled, pissed off & steaming mad- is the money.
That and the total lack of ethics.
Senator Lifetime contributions from Insurance/Pharma
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)--------- $1,203,205
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)------- $206,297
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)--------- $442,165
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)----------- $342,228
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)------- $702,595
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)------ $161,706
Over Three million dollars from Insurance & Pharma.
Don't tell me these people are not going to be swayed on how to vote by all that money.
It is not ethical.
It is clearly a conflict of interest.
It should not be tolerated.
We need to insist they give back the money or get off the committee.
No future promises of contributions either.
We don't have a health care system, and even the process is sick.
I can't even begin to express my outrage & anger that this is being allowed.
It is not just that they are on the take, or that is being tolerated & all that dirty money is public knowledge.....
but they are compromising one of the most important things to "We the People"- our ability to be healthy, and get proper health care.
In other health news.....
39 people died of Swine flu, the week of July 24
There were 3154 new cases in one week's time.
Total US Swine Flu #'s
43,771 Confirmed cases/ 302 Deaths