FAIL of the Week, November 16, 2009

FAIL of the Week goes to the 42 House members that blithely allowed Genentech to stick its greedy, corporate hand up their butts and use them as shill puppets.

In an interview, Representative Bill Pascrell Jr., Democrat of New Jersey, said: “I regret that the language was the same. I did not know it was.” He said he got his statement from his staff and “did not know where they got the information from.”

Way to go!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Anne said,

    November 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Unicorn law forever.

  2. The Queen said,

    November 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Doesn’t it give you a sick feeling in your stomach to see the people we elected to represent US, the voters, mouthing words composed by giant multi-national corporations who do not have the best interests of we the voters at heart? Roche/Genentech doesn’t even have the best interests of the United States at heart. Roche is all about the best interests of Roche and maximizing profits for its stockholders. But Roche has the ear of our elected officials, while we don’t. And worse, not one of the representatives quoted in the article seemed to have any qualms about being told what to do by a giant company – they were just concerned because they looked bad for a moment. What has happened to us that this is the best we can do in Congress? Why is it so hard to find (and keep) honest people in power? If the teabaggers were real revolutionaries, they would be fighting like hell for campaign finance reform and term limits, because those things might restore some honesty and accountability to our politicians, both Republican and Democrat.

  3. COD said,

    November 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    If the people in the House and Senate weren’t completely comfortable doing as they are told by giant corporations, they wouldn’t be in the House or Senate in the first place.


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