GOP Corporate Allies in Congress' Crosshairs
- From: "Barbara Lake" <bglake@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 17:11:50 -0800
Pharmaceutical companies and Big Oil look to be Democrats' first targets
after the party takes control of Capitol Hill in January.
"WASHINGTON ? When Republicans expanded their majority in 2004, their first
target was the trial lawyers, virtual ATM dispensers for Democratic
candidates. A new law curbing class-action lawsuits was on the president's
desk by mid-February.
"Now, Democrats are targeting some of the GOP's strongest corporate allies -
Big Oil, big pharmaceutical companies, and, in all likelihood, defense
"In their first 100 legislative hours, Democrats aim to negotiate lower drug
prices for seniors, roll back subsidies for oil and gas companies, and
reduce the cost of student loans. They're also quickly gearing up to
investigate allegations of corruption in war contracting."
Just wondering how many of these will get beyond the Bush blue pencil.
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