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Friday, January 13, 2017

Khanna on Congress: 'Pharmaceutical industry is a cancer on this body'


CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Ro Khanna, during a House floor speech Friday, issued a short stemwinder against the powerful pharmaceutical lobby.

Khanna asked why an amendment that would lower prescription drug costs by allowing imports from Canada was not including in the proposal that will replace the Affordable Care Act.

"It was appalling that 13 senate Democrats voted against the Sanders amendment," said Khanna. "And they did so because the pharmaceutical industry is a cancer on this body. The pharmaceutical companies contributions are a cancer."

Khanna's comments might be ring a happy tone for some South Bay progressives who are still on the fence on whether the freshman congressmember will be a progressive in the mold of his predecessor Mike Honda.

However, his opposition to corporate campaign contributions, is not new. Khanna ran on a platform prohibiting his campaign from taking contributions from political action committees and lobbyists.

6 comments:

  1. By MW:

    Khanna should be ashamed of himself for making any statements that could possibly lead anyone to even slightly suspect that the election campaign contributions from any person or group, and such as for instance the pharmaceutical industry, could possibly be nothing more than lightly disguised bribes.

    Furthermore, even if anyone did ever attempt to bribe the sleazeballs, scumbags, and parasites in Congress, it would be a total waste of time and money, since I am absolutely sure that that those parasites and bloodsucking leeches would always do their best for the public, and not become nothing more than stooges and puppets on a string for anyone who offered them bribes.

    And still furthermore, the top leadership of the Democratic Party is composed of scam artists and world class phonies, and many of whom are lawyers, so I am ten trillion percent absolutely sure that we can totally trust them.

    (NOTE: Let's say that a legislative body has sixty members, and let's also assume that it is half Democrats and half Republicans. Typically of the thirty Republicans, twenty percent or less would be lawyers. However of the thirty Democrats, usually about fifty percent or more would be lawyers. So if you want more parasites and bloodsucking leeches with law licenses in government and ruining your lives, vote Democratic.)

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  2. It was refreshing to see. We all know that Honda wouldn't have had the guts to stand up to Big Pharma since he has also accepted money from the pharmaceutical industry over the years.

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  3. So...the argument is let's attack the industry that has the resources to cure cancer on CSPAN where no one is watching because that will accomplish...?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12683057/


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  4. The fluoridation and chloramine are the cancer causers in our water. www.FluorideActionNetwork.org "Chloramine causes collateral health damage." by Dr. Winn Parker. I am glad this man realizes how corrupt our drug industries are. This needs fixing. Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly secrets on you tube.

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