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August 25, 2006

Look Who's Paying For Republican Campaign Ads

-- by Dave Johnson

The Stakeholder:: Even Dirtier Than We Thought... links to this AP story, Medicare Ads Paid by Drug Industry

The pharmaceutical industry quietly footed the bill for at least part of a recent multimillion-dollar ad campaign praising lawmakers who support the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to political officials.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims credit for the ads, although a spokesman refused repeatedly to say whether it had received any funds from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

At The Stakeholder, read a DCCC press release that details how pharmaceutical companes are funding the Republicans.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 25, 2006 2:41 PM

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There's really only one answer to this. Guillotines. Lots of them.

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 25, 2006 6:12 PM

Is there any association with the TABOR money that's being secretively slathered all over Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wisconsin and the union breaking ads that the "Center for Union Facts" that have ads running in Michigan, Montana, Nevada and Oregon?

I know that the drug ads did (and probably still do) get funding from United Seniors Association (USA), another shadow group that was trying to privatize our public goods and services.

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 25, 2006 8:17 PM

I swear that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have fooled millions of people over the years into thinking they were some sort of federal agency.
Does anybody remember this cretin Dr. Richard Lesher who would pop up on every meat puppet talk show during the 80's and 90's?

Posted by: WebHubTel [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 25, 2006 8:40 PM

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