NBC's Isikoff: Former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to Spend $55,000,000 as Lobbyist to Support Perry Campaign
NBC news' Michael Isikoff debunks Perry's claim of only receiving $5,000 from Merck, stating, "...actually, Merck has contributed $28,500 to Perry 's gubernatorial campaign. and it hired mike toomey as its top lobbyist in austin. Toomey (former Perry Chief of Staff) is now running a massive super pac that is planning to spend $55 million to support Perry 's candidacy."
$55,000,000 for the candidate who tried to make your product, in this case a vaccine, legally required for some of your state's population, just - like - that. This is politics America, safety, actual health - way down the list of priorities. And I doubt Rick Perry knows anything more about Gardasil that the average doctor - each is educated by MERCK itself. Foxes, henhouses and chickens oh my. Remember, Merck's VIOXX racked up over a 4 billion dollars in personal injury awards for harming thousands of Americans. This isn't just about vaccines, it's about corporate ownership of politicians who can then make rules you and your family must abide.
But $5,000 or even $28,000 pales when compared with the $55,000,000 in PAC money. Do you want a president influenced by Merck, (or any company?) Sadly, that's the America way, isn't it. Doesn't matter what party - just difference carousels of cash for favored industries.
Ask every candidate, "Do you believe in parental healthcare rights for well children, including the right to vaccination exemptions?"
See the 2:00 mark for exact verbiage.