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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Please read the words I wrote, you will find I have not disagreed.
    "Republocrats" went right past me brother.

    You are indeed correct.

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Obviously, it is not. So, what's the talk of "secret deals?" Everyone knows that the drug companies are enormously profitable, so there's no secret there. Everyone who has had to take a newly created medication knows that the cost is pretty high, so there's no secret there.

    What is the alternative? No profit, no new drugs. Government limiting profits? Government funding research? It seems to me that the alternatives have as many pitfalls as the current system.
    There is nothing new or alternative about government funded research.

    If any corporation needs government protection of its pricing, shouldn't that pricing be open to review and analysis?

    Of course it should.

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think you need to reread what I wrote. You'll find that I've never disagreed with that sentiment.
    Yes, but you did single out one party while leaving the other unmentioned. Why is that?

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    There is nothing new or alternative about government funded research.

    If any corporation needs government protection of its pricing, shouldn't that pricing be open to review and analysis?

    Of course it should.
    It's not so much government protection of pricing as it is patent protection.
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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, but you did single out one party while leaving the other unmentioned. Why is that?
    Please read what I wrote and you will discover I have not.
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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    BINGO :0)

    Of course we're not a socialist country, because healthcare and education would be free from cradle to grave. :0) That must seem barbaric to capitalists.

    But point being, what is 'incredible' should be open to review, not simply determined in a backroom in secret. Obama lied his way into office claiming that he would be open and not resort to the backroom .. then immediately went into the backroom to make deals with Big Pharma .. and here he is doing it again.
    I feel kinda bad for progressives that are only now figuring that out. But you're right, Obama is a political opportunist, and an empty suit. The question is who's getting rich of of his buffoonery? Answer, the same crooks that did off of his predecessors.
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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I feel kinda bad for progressives that are only now figuring that out. But you're right, Obama is a political opportunist, and an empty suit. The question is who's getting rich of of his buffoonery? Answer, the same crooks that did off of his predecessors.
    The same crooks that got rich when Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush were in office.

    Political party has nothing to do with it.

    We exist in a plutocracy.

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Obviously you guys are all just hatin on Obama because he is black.
    The folks crying about this deal are the same ones that advocate for more government.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    The same crooks that got rich when Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush were in office.

    Political party has nothing to do with it.

    We exist in a plutocracy.
    Y'all want more government, so there you go...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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