Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Who's Got Your Best Health In Mind? (not these guys)

So, aside from White House chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel's alleged flip-flopping on a reasonable health care proposal it also turns out that a bunch of former senators and congressmen from both parties have been recently hired by big pharmaceutical interests--insurance companies, hospitals, medical associations--to combat any kind of comprehensive health reform from coming about.

According to The Washington Post, the "more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress" hired include " Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)...former House majority leaders Richard K. Armey (R-Tex.) and Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.), both of whom represent a New Jersey pharmaceutical firm."

I guess party affiliation and ideology mean nothing when this is your theme song: