Big Government Libs and Big Business, Still Together After All These Years

I have addressed this issue before.  Liberals like to pretend they have an adversarial relationship with big business, but the exact opposite is true.  From Politico

Exclusive: How Dems set stage for corporate-backed health care campaign

At a meeting last April with corporate lobbyists, aides to President Barack Obama and Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) helped set in motion a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, primarily financed by industry groups, that has played a key role in bolstering public support for health care reform…

Many participants in the meeting had a great deal at stake in health care legislation.  At the time Healthy Economy Now launched the first of its ads May 12, PhRMA was negotiating with Baucus and the White House a complex deal in which drug makers would contribute $80 billion to lower costs in exchange for avoiding downward pressure on drug prices.  The Associated Press later revealed that PhRMA had agreed to spend a whopping $150 million pushing the health overhaul…

Also attending was a group representing device makers – which has been battling plans to fund reform by taxing medical devices – and groups representing employers and workers, which also have major interests in the outcome of the health fight…


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