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Republicans may elect Pfizer lobbyist to head RNC

Monday, January 10, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Maria Cino, Pfizer, health news

Maria Cino

(NaturalNews) As yet more proof that Big Pharma corruption crosses all political lines, Republicans are now considering putting a Pfizer lobbyist, Maria Cino, into the top position at the RNC. Cino was a strong supporter of Obama's health care reform and yet is a favorite pick of former Vice President Dick Cheney. She's also been helped by House Speaker John Boehner. GOP strategist Mary Matalin even hosted a fundraiser for her.

Cino was active in the Bush Administration which, as NaturalNews regularly reported over the years, was deeply corrupted by Big Pharma's profit interests. It was the Bush Administration, for example, that structured a deal with Big Pharma to actually remove the ability of the federal government to negotiate bulk price discounts with the drug companies. This is part of the reason why Medicare is so expensive today: The Bush Administration locked in monopoly pricing for the drug giants, including the very same drug company (Pfizer) for which Maria Cino had lobbied.

Pfizer, by the way, pushed the hardest for passage of Obamacare reforms. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Pfizer CEO Jeffrey Kindler was keen to see Obamacare become law:

"In 2009 Pfizer became the fourth largest federal lobbyist, spending nearly $25 million. The strategy: The industry would pledge $80 billion to reform. In return it would get greater volume and a requirement that people buy brand-name drugs. Democrats would also fight against drug reimportation and forgo price controls. No one pushed harder than Mr. Kindler. The CEO made no fewer than five trips to the White House last year. He was the man prodding Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America head Billy Tauzin every step. He wrote an op-ed with the SEIU's Mr. Stern demanding reform. He pressed the industry's $150 million ad campaign promoting ObamaCare, rolled out with liberal activist groups." (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527...)

The illusion of a two-party system

So how could the RNC be headed up by a political operative named Maria Cino who openly lobbied for Pfizer and pushed for Obama's health care reform? The answer is simpler than you think: What we are witnessing here is yet more evidence of the illusion of a two-party political system in America. Regardless of whether a politician is a Democrat or Republican, they all answer to the corporations.

America is no longer a democracy as much as it is an Oligarchy, where the wealthy elite control both the global corporate interests and the national political agendas. People like Maria Cino are mere pawns in this global power struggle that seeks to control the world's economies, banking systems, health care systems and media outlets while squashing independent thought (and natural medicine, for that matter).

The drug companies, as NaturalNews readers already know, not only control the national sick-care system in America; they also control med schools, medical journals, and the research funding of many universities. They openly bribe doctors, buy politicians and commit research fraud in order to get their products approved as "safe" by the FDA.

Both Democrats and Republicans are, in essence, Big Pharma sellouts who continue to grant the industry a protected, monopolistic market to "treat" disease in America while the FDA criminalizes natural alternatives that are cheaper, safer and far more effective at promoting health.

So if you've been thinking that the Republicans are all aligned against Obamacare, think again: The RNC may soon be led by a Big Pharma insider who strongly supports Obamacare.

After all, the two party system is really just one giant party for the drug companies. Because when it comes down to dollars, Republicans can be bought off just as easily as the Democrats.

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