'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Sunday, November 13, 2011

America, Spinning Out Of Control

Question: When does a campaign donation become graft?


Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.

You help me get elected, I'll make you rich - with taxpayer money - beyond your wildest dreams.

Half a billion dollars for a drug that may not work and is probably not needed.

There was a time when government officials would have gone to prison for this. Now it's standard operating procedure.

May God have mercy.