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Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Pandemic Plan

President Bush has outlined a $7 billion plan to prepare for a pandemic. I must admit that the first thing that went through my mind was “How on Earth are going to pay for yet another multi-billion piece of big government spending?” It was only that something very important dawned on me.

Wrapped into this proposal was shoring up our decimated domestic vaccine production capability, and lawsuit reform. ALL RIGHT!

It’s about dang time someone addressed the problem of us being dependent on foreign vaccines. Like oil, vaccines are an absolute necessity, and being unable to produce them domestically is a national security problem. Unlike oil, the reason we have so little domestic vaccine production capability is those dang ambulance-chasers who live to sue good companies so they can get rich while tossing the scraps to their clients. You know the kind, the same lamo rats who are doing their best to do the same thing to our drug manufacturing companies. To solve this problem we need to rein these greed-kings in and stop them from continuing their assault on our way of life.

A short aside, if the FDA approves a drug the manufacturer should not be able to be sued unless it can be proven that the drug was approved through fraudulent means.

Lawsuit reform is needed for everything, unfortunately. People are only too happy to sue other folks over the silliest things. I bought a house and its 1 square foot smaller than was advertised. I took the lid off my coffee while I was driving, set it in my lap, and got burned when I spilled it on myself. I broke into your house to rob you and hurt myself in your kitchen. I refuse to return your finger so you can try to get it reattached because I think I can win a big lawsuit if I keep it. GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! It’s idiotic lawsuits like these actually being won by the moron plaintiffs that has exacerbated the lawsuit problem that makes people so greedy for a windfall through suing someone that they won’t even give a guy back his own body parts so he can try to get them reattached, leaving the poor guy maimed for life. If you’re laughing at this paragraph thinking I’m being facetious stop. Everything in this paragraph is from a real life case. This lunacy must stop!

Realizing this I believe that $7 billion is a small price to pay for the betterment of America. Our security and our economy will be better off for it.


  • I must admit that the first thing that went through my mind was “How on Earth are going to pay for yet another multi-billion piece of big government spending?

    My thoughts exactly. I do concur with you on the need to address the issue of us being dependent on foreign vaccines.
    However, I have to say I have serious concerns about the idea of 'Lawsuit Reform'. Not because I don't agree with your reasoning, but because I have yet to see anyone offering up who would be entrusted with deciding what constitutes 'frivolous'. Since big business (this includes big pharmacutical companies) has a vested interest in these lawsuits, and since they are HUGE contributors to politicians, where are we going to find someone with no bias for or against either party in these matters?
    Granted the fool who spills hot coffee on themself should not be able to sue the people who made the coffee and who served it to him. On the other hand, the person who orders chili and gets fingers alamode, should be able to be compensated for the trauma of such a sickening discovery. That is of course if they didn't add said finger themselves. People who are harmed by drugs that have been approved, and dispenced, should also have a means to redress their personal damages.

    By Blogger wanda, at 1:37 PM  

  • daniel...great points! you need to make lawsuit reform a MAJOR part of your platform! and, if drug companies thought about it, aren't they ashamed that other countries have to make some of our most important drugs?
    BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

    By Blogger Libby, at 1:47 PM  

  • Great post daniel. Agreed on all points. The lawsuit idiocy is totally out of control. You can bet his fight isn't over yet on that item. Someone will try to sue him for touching it.

    By Blogger ABFreedom, at 2:11 PM  

  • How about the World Trade Center being liable for the first bombing there.

    One should have to pass an IQ test to be on a jury...

    By Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy, at 3:58 PM  

  • Hmmm, CUG, I wonder how the "Blame America First" crowd would respond to that? Maybe they'll sue New York City for the deaths of every person who was killed on 9/11. They could claim that it's the city's fault for building such nice, big, attractive buildings and they shouuld have known that the WTC would attract terrorists, especially after the first WTC bombing.


    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 4:04 PM  

  • "I must admit that the first thing that went through my mind was “How on Earth are going to pay for yet another multi-billion piece of big government spending?"

    I agree with you. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, but it must be getting tight.
    I've been pretty disappointed with Bush on the fiscal issues.
    But we do need a pandemic plan. Obviously, lives are more important than money.
    It would help if Bush would cut the pork on non-essential spending!

    Oh, yeah. I'm hoping to start a discussion on my blog similar to the ones on Gayle's, about guns, military, etc. I'm hoping to get a lot of comments, so if y'all want to join in, that'd be great!

    By Blogger Rebekah, at 7:32 PM  

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