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(MSN)   Sen Ron Johnson aka "the human dumbass tag" says he opposes any effort to lower drug prices because doing so would "punish drug companies"   (msn.com) divider line
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2022-08-17 1:01:30 PM  
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2022-08-17 1:33:42 PM  
Tell me you enjoy watching people die without... you know what. F*ck you.

You got rich by marrying the (Beamis) toilet seat dude's daughter. Now you spend your golden years f*cking everyone over.

F*ck you.
 
2022-08-17 2:17:40 PM  
"Correct," Johnson agreed. "You're absolutely right. When you start punishing the pharmaceutical industry, you're going to have less innovation; you are going to have fewer life-saving drugs. That's not a good thing."

This bullshiat is repeated over and over again.  The majority of the research is done by universities and paid for by the taxpayer.  At least on the "life-saving" drugs, ymmv on the penis and hair saving ones.
 
2022-08-17 2:50:42 PM  
This douche needs to die in prison due to lack of access to medicine
 
2022-08-17 2:52:59 PM  
Well, most of his supporters will go broke and die sooner. Win-win.
 
2022-08-17 2:54:07 PM  
Ron Johnson thread!

Talking cat says Oh Long Johnson
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2022-08-17 2:58:37 PM  
Let's see how punished-in-their-own-countries pharmaceutical companies are doing:

* German-owned Bayer
* Swiss-owned Roche
* British-Swedish-owned Astrazenica

...hmm. well I'm sure they'll start feeling the utter pain any day now.  ANNNY DAY NOW....
 
2022-08-17 3:03:06 PM  
You dumb plebes just don't understand the pain of only having a solid gold swimming pool when all your executive buddies have platinum beachfront houses.
 
2022-08-17 3:12:30 PM  
There's a BS ad popping up on HULU every now and then opposing capping Insulin because apparently, those are profits Big Pharma desperately NEEDS to make MORE MEDICINE!!!

They're saying Big Pharma doesn't make enough money.  That is seriously the ad.
 
2022-08-17 3:13:36 PM  
How can you even think about punishing someone for charging hundreds of dollars for insulin??? Smh heartless libs at it again.
 
2022-08-17 3:15:10 PM  

EvilEgg: "Correct," Johnson agreed. "You're absolutely right. When you start punishing the pharmaceutical industry, you're going to have less innovation; you are going to have fewer life-saving drugs. That's not a good thing."

This bullshiat is repeated over and over again.  The majority of the research is done by universities and paid for by the taxpayer.  At least on the "life-saving" drugs, ymmv on the penis and hair saving ones.


And a lot of the "innovation" is being done overseas. In countries that have socialized medicine.
 
2022-08-17 3:15:28 PM  
#WrongJohnson is, surprise, wrong.
 
2022-08-17 3:15:54 PM  
I saw a pharma ad on the tv a few minutes ago biatching about the same thing. Something about drugs in development and how they need big bucks to develop them. 53 for diabetes? Maybe they need to narrow their focus to a dozen or so that might work.

So the big guns are starting to make noise.
 
2022-08-17 3:16:41 PM  
I gotta admit, what he said very capitalist.
 
2022-08-17 3:17:05 PM  
And as such, Mandela Barnes needs to shout this from the goddamn rooftops, as does the DNC.

But the DNC won't because the "strategists" absolutely suck at their job.
 
2022-08-17 3:17:42 PM  
Drug companies... the human race.  Pick a side.
 
2022-08-17 3:17:54 PM  
Would this be the same drug companies that created and sustained our oxycodone problem?

Yeah. fark those people.
 
2022-08-17 3:18:24 PM  
Please die you rat fark
 
2022-08-17 3:18:29 PM  

duppy: You dumb plebes just don't understand the pain of only having a solid gold swimming pool when all your executive buddies have platinum beachfront houses.


I feel like a pool made of solid gold would be extremely painful to try and swim in indeed.

Queue Family Guy "peter diving into Scrooge's money vault" jpeg
 
2022-08-17 3:18:40 PM  
It would punish drug companies?

Oh, you prefer pitchforks and torches?
 
2022-08-17 3:19:18 PM  
How did this guy win in WI in the first place?
 
2022-08-17 3:19:18 PM  

Alphax: Drug companies... the human race.  Pick a side.


I'll bet if we stuffed rich white people to the gills with addictive drugs, then addiction treatment would be cheap and readily available to anyone who needed it.
Or we overdose a bunch of rich assholes. Win/win either way.
 
2022-08-17 3:20:04 PM  
 
2022-08-17 3:21:00 PM  

Zerochance: There's a BS ad popping up on HULU every now and then opposing capping Insulin because apparently, those are profits Big Pharma desperately NEEDS to make MORE MEDICINE!!!

They're saying Big Pharma doesn't make enough money.  That is seriously the ad.


They hit regular cable too. I think phrma was the org. 53 drugs for diabetes. 110 for heart attacks. I think they could narrow those both down to about a dozen promising ones.

/they are lying
//I might have the number wrong
///but close enough for govt work
 
2022-08-17 3:21:09 PM  
Won't someone PLEASE think of the billionaires?

I mean, they can't just print more money, can they?

Capitalism isn't a horrible concept. Rewarding people for coming up with great ideas is a good way to drive people to invent. But gouging people for those inventions... when it is a matter of life and death... it crosses a line between "can" and "should".
 
2022-08-17 3:21:21 PM  
Counterpoint: punishing them would be flaying all c-level execs alive, then throwing them in a plexiglass coffin full of bullet ants on live tv.

Just making them lower prices would actually be generous.
 
2022-08-17 3:21:37 PM  

greensunshine: How did this guy win in WI in the first place?


Riding on the coattails of other Republicans.

He was elected in 2010 during the Tea Party wave, then got reelected in 2016 when Trump became president.

He really has to hope that the same condition develop before the midterms which right now don't seem that likely.
 
2022-08-17 3:23:02 PM  
how did this guy win office the first time?  was he running against Jeffery Dahmer or something?
 
2022-08-17 3:25:52 PM  
Jebus Christ. The gaslighting and unbelievable mental gymnastics these idiots to to stick it to the libs never ceases to amaze me. Bidding on drug prices is just what their Orange treason baboon campaigned on for his first term!
 
2022-08-17 3:26:11 PM  

cocozilla: Please die you rat fark


The tolerant left, always wishing death upon the people willingly inflicting pain and suffering upon millions of Americans, because it's good for their pocket book.
 
2022-08-17 3:26:44 PM  
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2022-08-17 3:27:07 PM  
Translation: The dude is wholly owned by Big Pharma.
 
2022-08-17 3:27:43 PM  

sdd2000: Marquette Poll shows Mandela Barnes with 7-point lead over U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson


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2022-08-17 3:28:43 PM  

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On the one hand, I feel sorry for the black kitty as they are just so upset by the intruder. On the other hand, it never fails to make me laugh.

When Wrong Johnson loses to Mandela Barnes we need an entire thread with nothing but posts of the long johnson kitty video. I will laugh and laugh.
 
2022-08-17 3:30:12 PM  
Profits uber alles! Arbeit macht frei!
 
2022-08-17 3:31:43 PM  

gopher321: Ron Johnson thread!

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2022-08-17 3:32:16 PM  

saturn badger: I saw a pharma ad on the tv a few minutes ago biatching about the same thing. Something about drugs in development and how they need big bucks to develop them.



Big Pharma Spent More on Stock Buybacks and Dividends than R&D:A July report from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Reform found that 14 of the largest drug makers spent $57 billion more on stock buybacks and dividends than R&D, between 2016 and 2020.

Overhead Advertising and Corporate Overhead Outweigh R&D:A 2019 study from the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) found Big Pharma spends more than twice as much on corporate overhead and advertising as it does on R&D.

Profits Over Patients: Drug makers used a windfall from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to boost profits for shareholders instead of investing in R&D. In fact, the increase in payouts to Wall Street and board members was 17 times larger than the increased investment in R&D that year.
 
2022-08-17 3:33:23 PM  
Yeah, and?
 
2022-08-17 3:36:55 PM  

severedtoe: how did this guy win office the first time?  was he running against Jeffery Dahmer or something?


2010 was not a good year to be a democrat. The loud mayonnaise sounds from the Wisconsin electorate could not be stopped. Also the WIS DEM state party is/was a goddamn dumpster fire.
 
2022-08-17 3:38:19 PM  
These assholes consistently set the price on human life.
 
2022-08-17 3:38:50 PM  
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2022-08-17 3:38:53 PM  

raisedbyacupofcoffee: And as such, Mandela Barnes needs to shout this from the goddamn rooftops, as does the DNC.

But the DNC won't because the "strategists" absolutely suck at their job.


Barnes is 7 points ahead in the latest poll.
 
2022-08-17 3:38:55 PM  
Isn't this the common refrain from all rich people and organizations with crooked ethics? "If you put boundaries around anything we do, we'll just hold our breath!"
 
2022-08-17 3:41:12 PM  
Ban direct ads to consumers. Boom I just increased revenue by 30% and probably doubled profits.
 
2022-08-17 3:42:37 PM  
Sure we could save scores of people from dying of lack of insulin, but then my CEO friend would lose one of his houses in the Bahamas. The one with the Travertine tile his second wife imported from Italy.  Do you want to live in the kind of socialist hellhole that would make a man do that?
 
2022-08-17 3:43:10 PM  
Can someone smarter than me photoshop Wrong Johnson as the person being pounded on by the Hulk, please?!??? If the DNC doesn't slam him hard in ads on this issue, than I give the fark up. I write this while waiting to get my BP checked because it was 210/115 this morning.
 
2022-08-17 3:46:26 PM  

Zerochance: cocozilla: Please die you rat fark

The tolerant left, always wishing death upon the people willingly inflicting pain and suffering upon millions of Americans, because it's good for their pocket book.


Hey I'm not doing it for my pocketbook, it just feels sensible to hope bad people face repercussions for their actions or at least are no longer able to be obstacles to the welfare of the country.
 
2022-08-17 3:47:07 PM  
Thank you for the weekly reminder that Ron Johnson is pure crap
 
2022-08-17 3:48:00 PM  

mathamagical: Zerochance: cocozilla: Please die you rat fark

The tolerant left, always wishing death upon the people willingly inflicting pain and suffering upon millions of Americans, because it's good for their pocket book.

Hey I'm not doing it for my pocketbook, it just feels sensible to hope bad people face repercussions for their actions or at least are no longer able to be obstacles to the welfare of the country.


No, I'm with you.  I think when you deliberately inflict misery upon the people you're supposed to represent, just because you are bought and paid for by the rich and powerful, well, I won't cry at your funeral.
 
2022-08-17 3:51:08 PM  
He followed the statement up by clarifying "I also oppose this justice department because they hold people accountable for crimes even if they are rich white(orange) businessmen"
 
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