Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Republicans very often like to point to a state’s right to govern over that of federal mandate (e.g. gay marriage, environmental laws, etc.). It will be interesting to see what they have to say, or do, about news that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will help his residents obtain drugs from abroad.

My guess is they will not take kindly to this move (and note it’s a growing movement among states). We all know what happened with the disastrous passed-at-3AM-in-the-morning Medicare bill. The GOP is riddled with big pharma lobby $$$. Get ready to hear more and more groundless hysterics about unsafe drugs from outside the U.S.

This issue classically frames just how much special interest money controls our government and worse yet, how our elected representatives frequently operate against our better interest.

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