Tag Archives: Washington Post

AP: Report, “Obama brings chilling effect on journalism.”

This president and his administration have sought to chill dissent. Like the political correctness fanatics which now run our universities (a movement from which Obama it should be noted emerged) who chill speech at every turn in the name of “tolerance and diversity” this president uses similar newspeak when he calls for transparency and “freedom.”

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Pharmaceutical firms paid thousands to attend meetings of panel that advises the FDA on pain killers

Again, marijuana or cannabis, for many an effective, non-opiate (non-physically addictive), nearly free treatment for pain is widely illegal in this country. One can however get a prescription for Oxycodone, aka hillbilly heroin, which is viciously addictive and expensive no problem.  Such opiates are profitable so long as the effective, largely non-addicting, non-stupefying, nearly free option is kept out of the hands of those who want to obey the law.

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The AMA sets surgery rates which are way above the market rate

How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay

Credit where credit is due. Good job Washington Post, good job.

The American Medical Association is setting the cost of surgery at rates which are way higher than what some people (you know, you, me, anyone who believes in honest pricing) thinks they should be.

And guess what? The rate the AMA sets is the rate at which Medicare pays.

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Why Is the Left Media Defending Rick Santorum?

At AgainstCronyCapitalism.org we are for reducing the collusion between the state and business. That is our first concern and it is unlikely that we will ever officially endorse an individual candidate for president.

Saying that, I personally have written some very pro-Ron Paul pieces in this space. I am a fan of the good doctor and I believe he is the only candidate running for the GOP nod who has anything close to a clue as to how to solve the fundamental economic questions which stare this country in the face.

I have watched as the establishment has sought to marginalize Dr. Paul at every turn. They have excluded him from debates. They have ignored him in the debates. They have laughed at him. They have done everything they can to make Ron Paul look “unelectable” including calling him unelectable over and over for years.

Yet a funny thing has happened. Paul’s consistent record has shown through. People have come to him despite the name calling and the marginalization. They have come to him because his philosophy, one of personal responsibility coupled with freedom, is fundamentally American. (Though by no means exclusively so.) I believe it is this tendency in the American spirit that makes the American people “American.”

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