Saturday, September 24, 2016

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin's daughter is President of Mylan Labs and it is his efforts that helped raise the price of Epi Pens. Read the corruption he has initiated.

Manchin's perfect scam

Don't blame me. I voted for Raese. Twice. In 2010, and in 2012. I knew Democrat Joe Manchin could not be trusted and the EpiPen scandal proves me correct. He and his family just showed that when it comes to maximizing public power for personal use, they are at Level Clinton.

Manchin is the poster child for the corruption that goes hand-in-glove with the expansion of government.

As governor of West Virginia, Democrat Manchin maneuvered to have Michael Garrison, a family friend, appointed as president of West Virginia University, and also his wife appointed as president of the state school board, where she fired the state school superintendent, who was the wife of the Democratic state attorney general.

That was during the eight decades-plus control of the Statehouse by Democrats, which ended in 2014. Under Democrats, state government became 45,000 employees with twelve last names.

Both moves helped Manchin's daughter, Heather Manchin Bresch, rise to CEO of Mylan Laboratories. As CEO, Manchin's daughter did two things. She raised the price of EpiPens and she raised her salary sixfold to $19 million a year.

Garrison arranged for her to get a fake MBA from WVU. After the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette exposed this, Garrison resigned -- taking a bullet for the team.

This week, USA Today revealed that when Mama Manchin became president of the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2011, she used her position to push sales of EpiPens to schools. The argument was kids have allergies and every school should have an EpiPen just in case.

In December 2012, the association announced an "epinephrine policy initiative" designed to "help state boards of education as they develop student health policies regarding anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto-injector access and use," according to a press release that month. The resulting policy “discussion guide” listed key components that school policies and state legislation should have, including protection from legal liability for the school.
It was the first time the group had addressed food allergies as policy despite its own admission that it had been a growing issue since about 2000.
Previously, the association carefully avoided corporate influence, especially when its policy guidance was involved, says Brenda Welburn, the former longtime executive director. Companies would sponsor conference meals at the most, she said.
Manchin became president-elect of the education association in late 2010 and Welburn retired at the end of 2011. Welburn recalls Manchin stopping by her office saying her "daughter's company" could donate to the group. The following year, it did.  "It just looked so bad to me," Welburn said. "She (Manchin) becomes president and all of a sudden NASBE is saying EpiPens are a good thing for schools."
Banks? Willie Sutton would not go to a bank these days. He'd go to the government because that is where the real money is today. And he would not rob. He would sell EpiPens. Higher profit margin, zero risk of prison. War profiteering was never this lucrative.

Can there be a better scam? Who is going to be against saving lives -- of schoolchildren. So what if the schools must pony up hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase them? If it saves one life, right? That could be your child or grandchild.

And the money comes from the school budget. Look how supportive Democrats are of education. They increased spending on the schools. Never mind how many hundreds of millions of school spending went to buy EpiPens that will remain in the storeroom forever unused, by golly, school spending is up, up, up, and away! That's how we measure education: How much we spend in its name, not the actual results.

The House had a field day ripping Manchin's daughter. Manchin boo-hooed to CNN: "We can criticize and beat the living crap out of anyone we want to, and that was proven yesterday. But does that solve the problem? Do they really want to solve the problem?"

Does that apply to the Wells Fargo CEO as well?

Manchin wants it both ways. He wants the government to buy hundreds of thousands of what his daughter peddles, but does not want the government having any say on the price.

Anyway, the scam cannot be stopped. Softened. Maybe cut a few competitors in on the deal. 

But shouldn't a child with allergies this severe already be carrying an EpiPen?

I apologize for making sense.

Manchin is up in 2018. Hope Republicans rally behind a strong candidate. Congressman Evan Jenkins, perhaps.


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