Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:57 AM
UCmeNdc (4,627 posts)
Senators’ secret plan to give Amgen half a billion in fiscal cliff deal reveals Capitol Hill’s
The New York Times published some superb investigative reporting by the team of Eric Lipton and Kevin Sack, and their revelations were hard to forget, even at a time of celebration.
The story told us of a pharmaceutical giant called Amgen and three senators so close to it they might as well be entries on its balance sheet: Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Democratic Senator Max Baucus (MT), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and that powerful committee’s ranking Republican, Orrin Hatch (UT). A trio of perpetrators who treat the United States Treasury as if it were a cash-and-carry annex of corporate America.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:31 PM
clydefrand (4,325 posts)
2. This is sounding like the cash the 'poor' oil companies get
AMGEN has made billions of dollars, so why would they want this hand out?
While they are getting this bill for AMGEN revoked, why not throw in all the oil companies as well