By Bill Maher
Zohydro is the new OxyContin, and it’s coming to a pop star near you. Despite being voted down by the FDA’s own medical advisory board, Zohydro has been approved for use by the FDA. It contains five to ten times more of the heroin-like opioid hydrocodone than Vicodin, which is good news for Rob Ford and bad news for the tens of thousands of Americans who become statistics.
Big pharma and the FDA are killing tons of Americans and no one seems to notice or care. So, to concur with Bill Maher’s ending statement; why has marijuana not been legalized yet? Probably because there’s more money to be made by killing the Americans they supposedly create these drugs to help than to legalize a plant that can replace most of those drugs. It’s all about money. Even though there’s billions if not more to be made by legalizing cannabis, they hate the fact that people can grow their own medicine and that would put a dent in big pharma’s (the government’s) profit margin
The rich are getting richer as we are left for dead.
By Bill Maher
For the first time in American history, more than 50 percent of the members of Congress are millionaires. So John Boehner’s not the only one who’s loaded. Of course, rich people have always had a place at the table; the Founding Fathers were mostly wealthy landowners. Some of them even had enough money to buy and own other people – the ultimate status symbol. But of 534 current members, at least 268 are millionaires. According to the study by the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth of Democrats was a little higher than Republicans, $1.04 million versus $1 million. Maybe because they don’t regularly convert all their investments to survival seeds and gold. In the Senate, Republicans are much richer than Democrats, $2.9 million to $1.7 million.