$20 mil. for Obama = Broken healthcare system for 300 million Americans
[A]n exclusive analysis created for Raw Story by the [nonprofit, nonpartisan] Center for Responsive Politics shows that President Obama received a staggering $20,175,303 from the healthcare industry during the 2008 election cycle, nearly three times the amount of his presidential rival John McCain.
$20 million helped Obama buy the White House. The same Obama who said in 2003:
I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program…I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody.
$20 million bought insurance companies, drug companies and hospitals hundreds of billions — perhaps over a trillion dollars — in future profits… out of ordinary Americans' (and our employers') pockets. That’s an amazing rate of return.
Buying influence in Washington, DC must be one of the best business moves a big business can make. Too bad individuals and small businesses can’t afford the table stakes.
Posted by James on Wednesday, January 13, 2010