The Truth Behind “You Lie”

When Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelled out “you lie” during President Obama’s health care speech to Congress and the nation he wasn’t upset because of Obama’s plan.

Wilson doesn’t care about serious health care reform because his taskmasters/campaign contributors don’t want him to do anything that would hurt their bottom line. And just who are these taskmasters/campaign contributors?

According to OpenSecrets.org (part of the Center for Responsive Politics and a nonpartisan organization that shows the influence money has on U.S. elections and public policy) Wilson’s biggest campaign contributor (for the 2009-2010 campaign cycle) is the American Hospital Association at $7,000. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association gave him $6,000 while health insurer Blue Cross/Blue Shield gave him $3,250. 

The health care industry largesse continues: Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals gave him $2,500, the American Society of Anesthesiologists $2,500 and Merck, Eli Lilly & Co. and Glaxo Smith Kline each gave him $1,000. Click here for his OpenSecrets.org profile.

To reclaim our democracy it is imperative that we get corporate money out of politics. For more on this see “You say you want a revolution…” on this blog.

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