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Reader Opinion: The great charade

Every once in a while someone tries something sneaky to bilk the public out of their money. Sometimes you have to admire their cleverness because if there is a way to pull the wool over our eyes--it has been tried and done. Then along comes the d...

Every once in a while someone tries something sneaky to bilk the public out of their money. Sometimes you have to admire their cleverness because if there is a way to pull the wool over our eyes-it has been tried and done. Then along comes the drug makers and it's almost as if they are saying, "Were tired of the charade. Were just going to charge what we want and if you don't like, it lump it."

They knew if they were going to operate this way they would have to do something with the watchdogs in Washington because it's not the honest way of doing business and there will be some repercussions. But fortunately for them we have a big vulnerability in Washington. It starts with M and ends with Y and it can buy you a lot of favors and it does. Crooked you say. Yes it is-but they don't care either.

Every argument I have heard for the high price of some life saving drugs has more holes in it then a minnow bucket. I guess in a way I don't blame the drug companies for trying. Greed is hard to control. But the legislators who let them get away with it, they should be run out of office. They are more on the take then the drug companies. You expect the drug sellers to get greedy but you don't expect elected officials who were put in office to serve us, to be aiders and abettors.

Capitalism is a lot like a Monopoly game. When someone finally has all the money the game is over. The losers go home sad and the winner sits and gloats with his "get out of jail" free card.

Mike Holst

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