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What 800 Million Buys on Capitol Hill

Small wonder the politicians have no interest in
universal health care for all.
Just more and more "business as usual".
U.S. drug companies spent more than 800 million dollars over the past seven years in campaign donations and lobbying that have produced favorable laws and tens of billions of dollars in extra profits, according to a Washington-based watchdog group.

A third of all lobbyists employed by the industry are former federal government employees, 15 of them are former senators and more than 60 former members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

the "sickening" story:  http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0708-03.htm

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