Pharmaceutical-lobby letter sings Shuler’s praises — but it’s a sleazy song

Congressman Shuler likes to pretend that his rigid stand against health-care reform is a matter of principle, but a recent campaign mailing suggests otherwise. In a postcard sent to his constituents last week, Shuler is quoted bragging about his struggle against fundamental reform but also vowing to keep Medicare costs low for seniors. What he proposes is to do nothing at all except close the so-called "donut hole," which would constitute yet another multi-billion-dollar gift to the pharmaceutical industry.

And guess who paid for this scurrilous bit of campaign treacle? The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America! There is no principle here, just political sleaze, greed and prevarication.

— Michael Carlebach
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Pharmaceutical-lobby letter sings Shuler’s praises — but it’s a sleazy song

  1. Matt Mercy

    The pharmaceutical industry are all for “healthcare reform”. This is the same game the Federal Reserve used to play in 1913…getting big banks (that everyone hated) to say “No! Not a central bank issuing currency and setting interest rates! Anything but that! Please!!” People would hear this bologna and think,”Gee, big banking is against the Federal Reserve Act…I guess I’m for it!”

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