volksjager (volksjager) wrote in ontd_political,
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To win bill’s passage,(sleazy) deals had to be made...



Here is how some sleazy types sold their vote-

■ Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who is facing a difficult reelection next year, added an item making $100 million available for construction of a hospital at a public university that he hopes will be the University of Connecticut.

Let's not forget Big Pharma

■ Makers of brand-name biotech drugs won 12 years of protection against would-be generic competitors.

■ Drugmakers fended off proposals to allow importation of cheaper drugs from Canada and other countries, and to let the government negotiate drug prices for Medicare recipients.

More vote selling breakdowns at the source.

http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/12/22/to_win_bills_passage_deals_had_to_be_made/


What would Plunkitt at Tammany hall have to say ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plunkitt_of_tammany_hall
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