U.S. Senators Financially Enslave Americans as Indentured
Servants to Big Pharma
found in the report are almost as astonishing as the source of the
report itself: USA Today, a mainstream media giant in the United
States, has revealed the apparent financial conflict of interest
by U.S. Senators who voted against the infamous S.1082 reimportation
amendment. That amendment would have ended Big Pharma's monopoly
over U.S. consumers and ultimately saved American citizens, businesses
and governments tens of millions of dollars by allowing them to
import medicines from other nations with approved safety records
(such as Canada or Japan).
But 49 Senators voted
against the amendment, defending the Big Pharma monopoly that continues
to force Americans to pay the highest prices in the world, by far,
for medicines. As I've documented in my book, Natural
Health Solutions and the Conspiracy to Keep You From Knowing About
Them, some pharmaceuticals are marked up 500,000%
or more over the cost of their ingredients!
What could have prompted
these 49 Senators to vote to protect the profits of drug companies?
Follow the money and you'll find your answer. As it turns
out, nearly every one of the 49 Senators who voted against drug
reimportation has accepted money from drug companies. USA Today
reported the top offenders who voted against the bill, along with
the dollars they've accepted from drug companies since 2001:
Senators' Drug Money
Notice that these
Senators represent both major political parties, and there's even
one independent in the mix. Consumers should remember that no
political party will defend the people against
powerful corporations. Ultimately, lawmakers on both sides
of the aisle will sell out in order to protect their own power and
As Rima Laibow (www.HealthFreedomUSA.org)
observed in a recent e-mail update to her readers, it's
amazing just how cheaply the U.S. Senators have been bought off!
For a few hundred thousand dollars -- the profits from
only a couple hundred prescription drug users -- these Senators
appear to have been either strongly influenced or outright bribed
to kill a measure that would have saved Americans tens of billions
of dollars and finally freed the American people from the financial
stranglehold of Big Pharma.
These Senators, of
course, all insist they were voting to protect the "safety"
of Americans, claiming that medicines imported from other countries
are dangerous. But medicines bought right here in the United States
are killing 100,000+ Americans each year! Do these Senators somehow
imagine drugs bought in the U.S. are safer than the same medicines
purchased somewhere else? Do they suffer under the illusion that
paying more for prescription drugs somehow makes them safer?
When it comes down
to it, none of the arguments against drug reimportation hold water.
The killing of the amendment was done for one simple, uncomplicated
reason: to protect the safety of Big Pharma profits
by forcing Americans to pay monopoly prices for their medicines.
The whole price fixing scam brings to mind a relevant term from
American history: Indentured servants. These indentured
servants were people who agreed to work a farm or plantation for
a period of 4-7 years in exchange for passage to America. But dishonest
plantation owners played a cruel trick on the indentured servants:
They had to buy their farm tools and supplies from the plantation
owner. But they couldn't pay cash since they didn't have any money,
so they were forced to extend their work commitment in exchange
for tools and supplies.
A shovel, for example,
might cost you another month on the farm. A set of work clothes
might cost you two months more. Little by little, the plantation
owner enslaved the indentured servants in a never-ending cycle of
debt that could only be repaid by a lifetime of work ending in death
Sound familiar? Americans
are trapped in a lifetime of medical debt being paid to wealthy
drug corporations. If you live in America and need medicine,
the FDA and Big Pharma are doing everything in their power to make
sure you have no choice but to buy it from "the company store"
-- the monopoly-controlled U.S. pharmaceutical market that's basically
in the business of ripping people off by selling them dangerous
Need to control your
blood sugar? That's a few thousand dollars a year. Have high cholesterol?
Another few thousand. Got cancer? Fork over several thousand dollars
each month for yet more chemicals sold at monopoly prices to a nation
of health consumers who have been financially enslaved as Indentured
Servants. I once talked to a cancer patient who was about to fork
over $14,000 per injection for an experimental cancer drug! That
person's life savings would have been wiped out in just one month
while enriching the richest corporations in the world: drug companies.
Modern medicine is
the new indentured servant plantation. Same scam, different crop.
The American people are once again being worked to death by greedy
businessmen who only wish to increase the size of their own profits,
regardless of how many people have to be exploited or destroyed
along the way. And 49 U.S. Senators seem to whole-heartedly approve
of this financial enslavement of the American people. They voted,
on the record, to propel a profiteering price scheme operated by
a criminal conspiracy masterminded by the FDA and Big Pharma.
Senators who voted for the financial enslavement of the American
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senators who voted for the financial enslavement of the American
Imperialism at Work
One thing that these Senators have demonstrated quite convincingly
is that the rich get richer in America, especially
when rich Senators protect the rich drug companies at the expense
of the increasingly impoverished American people.
In my opinion every
one of the Senators listed here should be voted out of power
at the next available opportunity. But of course, Big Pharma can
buy off the replacements just as easily. There's no end to the cash
being generated by this illegal price fixing scheme that, by any
sane standard, would have long ago been classified as an organized
crime racket and prosecuted under the RICO Act.
The real problem,
then, is not necessarily dishonest Senators who would sell out their
countrymen (and women) for a few dollars from Big Pharma. The real
problem is that corporations are allowed to financially influence
lawmakers in the first place! The problem is the lobbying and campaign
finance structure that allows virtually all lawmakers from both
sides of the aisle to be so easily and cheaply bought off (or at
least strongly influenced) by corporate interests. Lobbyists are
far too influential in Washington, and in fact, the Corporation
itself has become dangerous to the health, safety and future of
the American people. (View the documentary: The
Corporation at http://www.TheCorporation.com
Even if these 49 Senators
actually sold out the American people, and even if they resigned
tomorrow (which they would never think of doing, of course), their
replacements would be just as easily corrupted by a system of corporate
control over U.S. lawmakers that has turned the United States into
a Plutocracy -- government by the wealthy elite, where the corporations
and the government become one entity that exploits the productivity
of the population to enrich the few.
As I pointed out in
article about this betrayal by U.S. Senators, many
of our lawmakers have become adversaries of the people and are now
openly fighting for the expansion of profits and power for mega-corporations
while steamrolling the interests and freedoms of the American people.
In a very real sense, they have openly betrayed the American people
they claim to represent. They have devolved into corporate
imperialists who aim to shore up their own power by sacrificing
the interests of those they have sworn to protect -- the voters
who gullibly put them into power in the first place.
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