Crony capitalism and smallpox

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-smallpox-20111113,0,4293298.story

When even the L.A. Times starts reporting on government expenditures which appear to be the direction of millions (or hundreds of millions) of taxpayer dollars to companies in bed with Democrat donors, you know that such corruption is a story not going away anytime soon.

This it is with Saturday's article (I know it's date says Sunday, but I promise you I read it on Saturday) entitled "Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal which explains that "a company controlled by a longtime [Democratic] political donor gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist."

The story reads like a pharmaceutical version of Solyndra. If you're angry at the behavior of the Obama administration, this will make you angrier. If you're not already angry at our government, then you're probably the president of a public sector union or a radical environmentalist group, and thus beyond reasoning with.

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    11/14/11 @ 10:57:14 am

    A new vaccine would requre extensive testing on humans which is not going to happen. There is already a vaccine in place to use if necessary. When Obamacare takes effect, it makes you wonder how many more of theses sitations you'll see. And they talk about medicare fraud and waste...

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