Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Look Who is Helping Harry Reid

President Obama and Democrats vilified drug companies and health insurers during the debate over passage of Health Care reform. This was all for the cameras. The truth is democrats have guaranteed profits for these companies for years to come. This is never more true than with drug companies. The bill will expand coverage to 32 million more people. Many of these people will want prescriptions for heartburn, anxiety, cholesterol, HRT and a host of other ailments. Drug companies will reap huge profits. They don't have to worry about Americans importing cheap Canadian drugs. Harry Reid has been personally intervening to prevent that from happening. Now, big Pharma is paying Harry Reid back by running pro-Reid TV ads.

The Washington Examiner reported:
No scalp would be as treasured by Republicans this fall as that of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits.

The drug lobby has begun a pro-Reid TV blitz in his home state of Nevada. One ad praises Reid for saving jobs and for understanding that "good jobs with good benefits [mean] a better future." The narrator then instructs viewers to "call Harry Reid today; tell him to keep fighting for Nevada families."

But "Nevada families" didn't pay for the ad. The drug lobby did. And while the TV spot makes only passing reference to the health care bill passed in March, there's no doubt this ad buy -- and the rest of the drug industry's generosity toward Harry Reid -- is a big thank you for the corporate-welfare "reform" bill that Reid shepherded through the Senate.

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