I have the perfect slogan that President Trump can use in 2020…
“DEMOCRATS – THE PARTY OF BIG PHARMA, BIG DRUGS, AND BIG CHINA!”
By Kent Heckenlively, JD
Okay, I know that slogan is going to require a little explanation for some people.
And truth be told, the same could probably be said for about 70% of the Republican Party. However, I’m concerned with the Trump faction, which I believe can rise to full power if things go right in 2020.
BIG PHARMA – A recent article in Breitbart News was discussing the support Pfizer Pharmaceuticals was giving Democratic presidential candidate, Kirsten Gillibrand. The article opened by noting, “Pfizer executive Sally Sussman is planning a March 31 fundraiser for 2020 Democratic Presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand, according to a report out Friday . . . Gillibrand raised over $75,000 from Pfizer employees during her 2018 Senate campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”
The same Center for Responsive Politics looked at her campaign contributions from 2013 – 2018. If you add the category “Health Professionals” to the category “Pharmaceuticals” you get total contributions of $687,152.
That puts the “Health” (or should I say “Unhealth“) industry at #4 in her list of industries supporting her campaign, just ahead of “Real Estate.” The only categories ahead of “Health” are “Lawyers/Law Firms”, “Retired” (probably somebody’s slush fund money), and “Securities and Investments” (Hey, weren’t they the ones who wrecked the economy in 2008?) Yes, I’m sure that President Gillibrand will really put the screws to those Wall Street swindlers (sarcasm).
And to put things in perspective, in 2018 the pharmaceutical and health industries donated more than forty-one million dollars to their preferred candidates. By comparison, the oil and gas industry donated eighty-two million to their preferred candidates in the 2018 election.
Pharma is gaining on oil and gas, but none of the media talks about it! Maybe it’s because most of the pharma advertising is going into the evening news. Can you say “corporate capture?”
And in California, how can we forget our lovely state politicians, like democratic Senator Richard Pan (whom we have promoted as the Democrat candidate for President!), who took so much pharma money while pushing mandatory childhood vaccination laws. The next battleground?
The democrats want to push mandatory ADULT vaccinations! Stop the madness!! (And we really think Senator Pan should be in prison, not the Presidency!)
BIG DRUGS – An article from Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner from November 22 of 2016, at a time when President Trump had yet to take office, detailed the problems with drugs flowing across the Mexican border into the United States.
“Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico . . . U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizure figures show that in 2015, 99.8 percent of methamphetamine and 99.9 percent of marijuana seized in the U.S. came from the southern border. . . While the production of some drugs takes place within our borders, foreign drug trade into the U.S. is largely responsible for the number of dead or injured.”
If you have an unsecured border, people and drugs, have free flow into the country.
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