Thursday, August 10, 2006

POLITICS - "Culture of Life" According to Bush & The GOP

"There's Gold in Them Thar Invalids" by Tom Harper

Medicare patients make good hostages. You’ve probably heard about this already, but maybe you weren’t aware of the extent of just how ruthless the Bush Administration will get when it comes to propping up the pharmaceutical industry.

U.S. Customs has been seizing packages of prescription drugs mailed from Canadian pharmacies to American patients. So far, about 40,000 of these packages have been confiscated. Do you understand what this means?? Forty thousand patients were waiting for their prescribed medication to arrive in the mail—and it never arrived.

And in all its decency, the government doesn’t even inform these patients when their prescribed medication has been confiscated. That means 40,000 people were thinking, “Thank God my blood- pressure medicine will be arriving tomorrow or the next day.” NOT!! Gotcha!!

How many lives have been endangered because somebody’s heart medicine never arrived? How many people have died from this? No deaths have been reported, but that might be because our lapdog “media” has been instructed to keep quiet about it.

Since patients aren’t informed when Big Brother confiscates steals their drugs, they presumably aren’t reimbursed for the cost either. Oh well, they didn’t need the money. Plus, they’re just old and in the way.

Whatever happened to that Culture of Life we keep hearing about?

No, no! You heard that wrong. It's "Culture of Greed" as in big-pharmaceuticals greed. It would be just awful to let ordinary citizens, including those on Medicare, steal from corporate pockets.

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