Half a trillion in waste and fraud

500 hundred billion dollarsFive. Hundred. Beeeeeelyun. Dollars.

That’s the amount of waste and fraud the president has pledged to eliminate from Medicare and Medicaid, IF the congress will pass his healthcare plan.

My question is this. Mr. President, if you know of a half a trillion dollars in waste and fraud in these programs, then why wait? Why not eliminate the waste and fraud BEFORE you embark on yet another massive government spending program?

Why not identify and punish the perpetrators of this massive fraud, and return these programs to a sound financial footing NOW?

It’s like you have said many times: The status quo is unacceptable.

A half a trillion in waste and fraud is absolutely unacceptable.

Medical Madoff: Data Faked in 21 Studies

Over the past 12 years, anesthesiologist Scott Reuben revolutionized the way physicians provide pain relief to patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for everything from torn ligaments to worn-out hips. Now, the profession is in shambles after an investigation revealed that at least 21 of Reuben’s papers were pure fiction, and that the pain drugs he touted in them may have slowed postoperative healing.

“We are talking about millions of patients worldwide, where postoperative pain management has been affected by the research findings of Dr. Reuben,” says Steven Shafer, editor in chief of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, which published 10 of Reuben’s fraudulent papers.

The fraudulent data resulted in the sale of billions of dollars of COX2 inhibitors, including Vioxx, and Celebrex.  Anesthesia & Analgesia editors say in hindsight, “it should have been a “red flag” that Reuben’s studies were consistently favorable to the drugs he studied.”

It seems to be a sign of the times that red flags have been continuously ignored for years in many fields of commerce.

More:

Former Member Of Pfizer Speaker Bureau Accused Of Research Fraud

“A former member of Pfizer Inc.’s speakers’ bureau who helped pioneer new pain treatments that combined two of the company’s major products has been accused of perpetrating one of the biggest research frauds in medical history.

Dr. Scott S. Reuben, an anesthesiologist on the staff at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., is currently on medical leave and has been stripped of any research or educational duties for at least 10 years, according to a story first reported in Anesthesiology News.”

NYT: Doctor admits pain studies were frauds

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The Obamafia gets “in their face”

Recently this website has witnessed Chicago machine-thuggery responding to obama’s exhortation to get in their face. Attempting not only to harass and intimidate, but also to deflect attention from the lack of any substantial record of the community-organizer CIC-wannabe, the Obamafia’s thuggery is truly disgusting.

But given the record of their candidate, it no wonder.

What little record exists is in direct opposition to the messiah-like claims of healing and cooperation.

Some facts about Obama’s record:

Source: 1998 IL State Legislative National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998

Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”

Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government.

Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship.

Provide funding for social services for non-citizens. Obama co-sponsored providing funding for social services for non-citizens.

Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. Obama scores 8% by USBC on immigration issues
(U.S. Border Control, founded in 1988, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, citizen’s lobby. USBC is dedicated to ending illegal immigration by securing our nation’s borders and reforming our immigration policies. USBC [works with] Congressmen to stop amnesty; seal our borders against terrorism and illegal immigration; and, preserve our nation’s language, culture and American way of life for future generations)

On Abortion: He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion — a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called “too close to infanticide.”

Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion. And now Obama has oddly claimed he would not want his daughters to be “punished with a baby” because of a crisis pregnancy

In 1972, Alinsky warned the Black Panthers and SDS that their tactics would fail, and that if they continued they would end up dead. He said that the only way to bring their brand of radical change to America was to organize the middle class, and empower community groups with massive infusions of cash.

Fast-forward to 2008:  ACORN is flush with cash (along with numerous investigations and allegations of monumental fraud), and middle class thugs are trying to suppress the free speech rights of anyone who would oppose the dear leader.

Be warned. This battle is far from over. In fact, the political Right is only now waking up to the threat. In the next two weeks, the tide will turn decisively in favor of traditional American values.

Have faith.

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