|One of the great myths is that business wants a free market. The opposite is true with hundreds of millions being spent by different industries in campaign "donation" bribes to rig the system in favor of their group.|
FACT: The Pharmaceutical industry has "donated" over $211,000,000 to Congressmen of both parties in order to prevent a free market in drugs. (Open Secrets)
In violation of the Bill of Rights, Google is fined one-half billion dollars for daring to run advertising that allowed the average person to buy drugs at an 85% discount price. The corruption that prevents a free market in the drug industry is bi-partisan going back many years during which both parties have controlled Congress.
Google Inc. has agreed to pay $500 million for carrying advertisements by online Canadian pharmacies targeting consumers in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
The ads resulted in the illegal importation of prescription drugs, the Justice Department said.
But it is only "illegal" because Congress, paid off with bribe money, made it illegal. The same as when Congress made beer and wine illegal in the 1920s.
The $500 million represents the money Google made from selling the drug ads, plus the revenue earned by Canadian pharmacies from sales to American customers.
|The Bi-Partisan Rape of America.|
Both parties are neck deep in corrupt
A government investigation found that Google knew as early as 2003 that many online Canadian pharmacies were selling medicine to Americans without valid prescriptions, the Justice Department said. As part of the settlement, Google must follow a number of "compliance and reporting measures" to ensure tighter control of its advertising arm, the federal agency said.
"This settlement ensures that Google will reform its improper advertising practices with regard to these pharmacies while paying one of the largest financial forfeiture penalties in history," said Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole in a statement Wednesday.
The temptation for foreign pharmacies to advertise online may be especially high as many Americans turn to the Internet to buy drugs discounted as much as 85% compared with drugstore prices in the United States.
The import of prescription drugs is almost always illegal, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The Bi-Partisan Rape of America
Pharmaceutical / Health Product Campaign Donations
Top 20 Members of Congress (all election cycles)
|Obama, Barack (D)||$2,478,032|
|Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT)||$1,655,848|
|Specter, Arlen (D-PA)||$1,140,816|
|Kerry, John (D-MA)||$1,005,838|
|Ferguson, Mike (R-NJ)||$1,003,301|
|McCain, John (R-AZ)||$1,001,165|
|Burr, Richard (R-NC)||$995,973|
|Clinton, Hillary (D-NY)||$971,957|
|Eshoo, Anna (D-CA)||$900,333|
|Barton, Joe (R-TX)||$848,738|
|Dingell, John D (D-MI)||$833,534|
|Baucus, Max (D-MT)||$829,905|
|Johnson, Nancy L (R-CT)||$827,380|
|Harkin, Tom (D-IA)||$821,041|
|Santorum, Rick (R-PA)||$754,898|
|Dodd, Chris (D-CT)||$656,478|
|Lieberman, Joe (I-CT)||$650,040|
|Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)||$626,030|
|Blunt, Roy (R-MO)||$624,472|
|Kirk, Mark (R-IL)||$610,937|
The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more.
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