A Simple Question

Why are drug companies allowed to advertise their prescription drugs on television? Since they require a prescription, shouldn’t their advertisement be directed to physicians who could prescribe them? If they direct advertisement to prospective patients, why do we have doctors prescribe the medications? Is what we have now is the drug companies advertising directly to the public so that they will pressure the patient’s doctor to prescribe medication the doctor would not consider prescribing otherwise? WOULDN’T THOSE ADVERTISING DOLLARS BE BETTER SPENY ON R&D?

A Dirty Little Secret

Privatization’s dirty little secret is that it cuts out the end consumer.  For example our city privatized it’s waterworks.  Any complaints?  Too bad.  As long as the city manager is happy with his perceived savings, the public be damned.

After all, the provider gets his money from the city; he owes the citizens nothing.

Turn the electric utility over to the electric company, guess what?  You get charged to pay your bill by credit card.

When your politicians talk about “privatization” providing savings, ask them where the consumer’s voice is.  The voters do not elect the board of directors of a company.  Therefore, they have no voice.

Of Sincere Pumpkins and HOBBYLOBBY

SCOTUS has ruled that to be able to deny coverage under the ACA, the privately owned company must hold a “sincere” belief.

If a closely held company, such as HobbyLobby, sells products which are produced in countries that allow, if not support,abortion; can HobbyLobby keep its sincere status?

If a closely held company, such as HobbyLobby, uses providers of any kind who provide insurance which covers birth control are they sincere in their held beliefs?

If a closely held company, such as HobbyLobby, sells its products to businesses who provide insurance to their employees which covers birth control, are they really sincere in their religious beliefs?

If a closely held company, such as HobbyLobby, sells to individuals who have insurance that covers birth control, or uses contraceptives, are they really sincere in their religious beliefs?

If they are selective about whom they discriminate against because of their religious beliefs, are they “sincere” enough to be exempted from the Affordable Care Act.

We know that HobbyLobby, at the least, puchases a lot of their merchandise from China.  The government of China supports birth control and abortion.  Could any company who sincerely is against any form of abortion, in good faith, engage in commerce with China or any other company which allows abortion or contraception?

CHECK OUT THE INVENTORY THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN A HOBBYLOBBY.  SEE IF THERE IS ANY MERCHANDISE FROM A COUNTRY WHICH ADVOCATE ABORTION OR CONTRACEPTION.

Are they only “sincere” in their religious beliefs if they inprove their bottom line?  If that is the case, are they hypocrites?