With this being the situation, will be ever get back to providing traditional pharmacy services for a fair price?
A woman my age has been involved with politics in Texas for most of her adult life. She is my cousin and is now an elected official in Jefferson County. This is what she said in response to my letter. Jay Pee
Thank you for this informative discussion, which is severely lacking in political debates today. As I’ve said many times, if people could have had the experience I had in the Texas Senate, none of this would come as a surprise. The Lobbyist control the agenda, WRITE the legislation and own most of the Senators and Reps!!!! End of story.
Senators no more have any idea of what’s in a proposed bill than the Man in the Moon….they never read the legislation, they are briefed by LOBBYISTS!!! The L’s write the bills, brief the staff and Senators and pour enough money, booze, free trips and women into the “public servants” until they get the vote they want….Multiply what I observed in Texas by 10 or better and you have Washington DC….Honest men and women, who don’t get lobbyists’ money for their campaigns, cannot win and if they do they won’t last at the Capitols….that’s the way it works.
People who go to Washington or Austin with lofty idealistic public servant ideas are quickly shot down, one way or the other…either by Lobbyists or the leadership in the House and Senate…they don’t like outspoken idealists who won’t go along with the votes…they get you one way or the other.
I will not listen to any more news about healthcare etc coming out of WDC…it makes me sick. The R’s control the agenda and put all the D’s on defense…they control the talk in the nation. I am ashamed of all of them…disillusioned with Obama…and wonder where the US,,,,us….where are we headed??
We are having a low turnout in this county in the primary election and an increase in R’s voting already….the class warfare is setting in good and tight. We as a country are getting deeper and deeper into the mud and civilized, intelligent discussion of differences of opinion are no longer. There is no respect on either side of any issue. So Disgusting!!
I could tell you many stories that would make you sicker than you already are of politics. The younger generation has had it too easy. We broke so many barriers in our time. The youngsters take everything for granted. One day they will have to fight a BIG Fight!! Most of my staff of women 40-ish and below don’t even understand the party system….occasionally one will send me some rightwing email…I then stroll over to their desks and explain to them that I am a Democrat and run in the Democratic Primary, thus I do not appreciate rightwing emails, please do not send anymore to me. At which, they look at me puzzled as if I were speaking a foreign language…they have no clue about party politics….intelligent conversation around here is limited to say the least!!!
What the citizens don’t know is that Reps and Senators do not have time nor do they have the staff to draft their own legislation. It just doesn’t happen. The Lobbyist do it for them and present the papers for explanation….it is a corrupt system from top to bottom….if a young lawmaker doesn’t go along with party leadership, the leadership has many weapons to use to deal with them, including re-districting their districts so they can’t get re-elected, as happened with the Senator I worked for! They shut him up…and got the person they wanted in that seat.