GOVEROTRAGEOUS: I said … make the FDA an advisory body

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019-Sep-17

September 17, 2019

Dear Mr. Reinke,

Thank you for contacting my office regarding prescription drug prices. As your representative in Congress, it is important that I hear your opinions and concerns. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me, and I am pleased to respond to you on this matter.

I strongly believe in making prescription drugs more affordable. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, on average three times more for generic drugs than in other similar countries. Vital medication, such as Insulin, costs thousands of dollars a year forcing many Americans to choose between their medication and groceries. I fear that prescription drug prices will continue to be an undue burden for many Americans unless Congress takes action.

I am determined to take action and fight for answers regarding lower prescription drug prices. On March 8th, 2019, I introduced H.R. 1643, the PrEP Assistance Program Act, which establishes a federal program that provides grants for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication. This bill serves as an example for how Congress can make life-saving medication affordable and accessible to all Americans. In addition, I am proud to cosponsor H.R. 1868, the Health Care Affordability Act of 2019, which amends the tax code to improve affordability and reduce your premium costs.

You may be interested to know more about the steps that my colleagues in Congress and I are taking to address high prescription drug prices. On May 16th, 2019, I voted for H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, which passed by a vote of 234-183. This bill would ban stalling tactics and pay-for-delay practices by brand name pharmaceutical companies that limit your access to cheap generic drugs. This bill would also establish health insurance exchanges that ensure you will have access to more information about the benefits you are entitled to under your health plan.

In the 116th Congress, we have the opportunity to pass legislation in the House that will benefit our country, so I encourage you to continue to express your concerns and opinions with me and my office. I value your input and participation in our democratic process. You can learn more about my activities in Congress by visiting my website at http://www.watsoncoleman.house.gov, contacting my office at 202-225-5801, and following me on social media. Again, thank you for expressing your thoughts to me.
Sincerely,

Bonnie Watson Coleman

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I said do nothing but make the FDA an advisory body.  And she sends me this!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why can’t I give my blood pressure medicine to someone in need?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Recently, the doc changed my from OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL to amLODIOine.

There’s nothing wrong both are for High Blood Pressure.

So, I have about ⅔ of a ninety day supply that I can not use.  

What can I do with it?

So, being fat old white guy injineer, I said there must be some poor person out there who needs the drug and can’t afford it.  I’ll just give it to them. 

Doc says he can’t do that.  My pharmacist friend says that’s illegal.

But I can put it in the local medical disposal dropbox for safe destruction.

Argh!

Anyone see a problem here?

And everyone wonders why drugs are so expensive?

It’s not like anyone can get high on it?  

Quite the opposite, someone can lower their BP and pee a lot.

But Big Gooferment and Big Pharma won’t get a cut of that donation so it must be destroyed!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why do I need a Gooferment permission slip to … …

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2019-Aug-11

… … buy any drug?

I have a friend that has no medical insurance and prostate problems.

Why does he need a

“Gooferment permission slip” aka a prescription on a

Gooferment approved form from a

Gooferment approved bureaucrat aka a doctor to go to a

Gooferment approved store to be waited on by a

Gooferment approved bureaucrat aka a pharmacist to buy a

Gooferment approved product aka a “drug”?

And then everyone is surprised when medical care and drugs are so expensive.

Is someone afraid that he might buy his drug without Gooferment approval?

Argh!

What have we become but a Nanny state?

Argh! Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: USA “birthright citizenship” is just dumb

Saturday, August 3, 2019

https://www.thedailysheeple.com/birthright-citizenship-has-got-to-go/

‘Birthright Citizenship Has Got To Go!’
By The Daily Sheeple | Sean Walton | Published on August 1, 2019 

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In a column for The Hill, Ann Coulter, a conservative commentator criticized certain aspects of U.S. immigration policy which have contributed to its current mess.

She first started out by criticizing the U.S.’s “birthright citizenship” policy. She explained what this process entails:

“Any child born when his mother was physically present within the geographical borders of the U.S. automatically gets a U.S. birth certificate and a Social Security card.”

Birthright citizenship is one of the most controversial facets of American immigration. Congressman Steve King introduced legislation in the past that would have repealed birthright citizenship, but it ultimately went nowhere.

“Birthright citizenship” includes babies born to mother’s who are in the US illegally. This has lead to the term “anchor baby” to describe a child born to illegal immigrants since the child’s birthplace allows the whole family to tag along. This has led to an “anchor baby” industry where hotels cater to pregnant women from other countries. Some even going so far as to provide medical staff to monitor them so that they can have their babies in the US and gain entry for the rest of the family. This has been particularly popular with Russian, Eastern European and Chinese women.

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Coulter finished off her criticism of U.S immigration policy by stating that “instead of taking the top draft picks, we aggressively recruit the desperately poor, the culturally deprived, the sick and the needy. All because American elites seem to believe that it’s unfair — even snooty — to try to bring in the best immigrants we can.”

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I’m not a Coulter fan, but I don’t think she’s as bad as “everyone” makes out.

On this particular issue, I think she’s correct. 

Stopped clock twice a day!

It’s the welfare state that draws the free loaders.  And, you only have two choices: change welfare, or stop immigration.

Seems simple to me.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: 235 MPG diesel didn’t fit the “green” electric car narrative, so it was killed!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

2019-Jul-27

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/07/24/the-car-that-almost-was/

The Car That Almost Was
By eric – July 24, 20194345

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In the department of What Might Have Been, we find a car almost no one who isn’t a car industry insider has ever heard of – but which very nearly was.

You haven’t heard of it for good reason.

Well, good reason . . . from the point of view of other insiders. The ones inside the government.

It is a car VW briefly brought out to show what could be done – and just as quickly withdrew. Probably because it showed what could be done.

This car was powered by a 1 liter diesel engine and achieved a verified 170 miles-per-gallon. With its hybrid drive engaged, the mileage rose to an incredible 235 MPG. Put another way, on about two gallons of diesel, this VW could go almost 500 miles before it needed more diesel. And it would only need two more gallons to travel another almost 500 miles.

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Eric Peters goes into detail about the 22k$ “commuter car” and how it would have disrupted the “then-nascent electrification putsch”!

Clearly, anyone, of any age, remembers that Detroit, aka Big Three Auto, back in the 50’s and 60’s was accused of buying up inventions that would make higher mileage engines. That might have been an “urban legend” or a “Conspiracy Theory”, but it is another WMHB (“What Might Have Been”).  I know my long passed uncles believed it.  

And, I guess the automakers have found a cheaper way to eliminate competition, like good Crony Capitalists, they encourage more Gooferment regulation! Argh!

Now Nissan has allegedly gone broke on building “electric cars” and I see more “electric pumping stations” being built.  I wonder who is subsidizing them with tax dollars.

Last time, I looked at buying a electric car, the price was joke — even with the Gooferment subsidy —  and the range and recharge time was even more laughable.

I’ve also read that the calculation of total emissions around an electric car completely ignores the solution from mining and building one.  And, that it barely beats current gas engine cars.  That’s why the Gooferment want to consider CO2 as an “emission”.

Bottom line: Once again, “We, The Sheeple” are being screwed again by, those people Tom Woods sarcastically calla “Our Wise Overlords”, politicians and bureaucrats!

Argh!

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Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money – MarketWatch

Monday, July 15, 2019

Now for the bad news. If it becomes law, the SECURE Act would require most non-spouse IRA and retirement plan beneficiaries to drain inherited accounts within 10 years after the account owner’s death. This is an anti-taxpayer change for beneficiaries who would like to keep inherited accounts open for as long as possible to reap the tax advantages.

Source: Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money – MarketWatch

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I knew that when I heard the lopsided vote that “We, The Sheeple” were getting screwed!

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https://reinkefaceslife.com/2019/07/10/setting-every-community-up-for-retirement-enhancement-secure-act/

Well that didn’t take long before my prediction that there was bad news when both “parties” agree to something to be confirmed!

“We, The Sheeple” are such lamb being led to the slaughter.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Manhattan Community Access Corp is not a “state actor”?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2019-Jun-18

https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/manhattan-community-access-corp-v-halleck/

This summary is only being sent to Libertarian Party members. It is also on our website.

Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck

The court held that Manhattan Community Access Corp., the private nonprofit corporation runs public access television channels in Manhattan, is not a “state actor” and is therefore not subject to the First Amendment. Libertarians will agree that the private property rights of the corporation overrule any standards mandated by the government.

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A private nonprofit corporation has private property rights?

As both a big L and little L libertarian, I am not sure if I agree with that. 

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