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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Government for the People?

It’s no secret who puts the food on congressperson’s tables. The voters who senators and House members represent don’t make public service lucrative. Nay, it is the pharmaceuticals who pad our representatives’ and senators’ pockets. Low-income Americans in particular have nothing to contribute to the corrupt people on Capitol Hill, so there is no reason lawmakers would want to help the low-wage earners.

While Congress trimmed the budgets of social programs such as child and family services programs, including Head Start, it did not make spending cuts that would have occurred at the expense of drug and managed-care companies. A provision that would have required drugmakers to offer deeper discounts on drugs sold to Medicaid was not approved. If you want representation, you need to incorporate and then contribute millions of dollars to your representatives’ campaigns.

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