“A government big enough to control your medical services is a government big enough to control your life. You become a serf to the state. The government now claims to have full control over our healthcare system and our lives. This is a dangerous precedent.”Senator/Dr. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Even before DementiaJoe took the Oath of Office on Inauguration Day, he made a promise to essentially torpedo each of President Donald John Trump’s Executive Orders. At latest count, Biden has signed 63+ executive orders, 37 presidential memoranda, 122 proclamations, and 23 notices since that disastrous January day. Some of the EO’s include the shutting down of the Keystone XL pipeline, resulting in thousands of jobs lost, and the price of oil and gas spiking over the last ten months. And now DementiaJoe is targeting the Michigan oil pipeline, with the blessings of Governor Gretchen Whitmer(D). Another pipeline being targeted is Missouri’s STL pipeline, which serves 650,000 customers, who have been warned to expect possible blackouts.
This administration continues to demonstrate that they want to destroy the economy. It’s frightening that the United States went from energy independent to energy dependent on the USSR and OPEC. The price for a barrel of US crude oil rose above $80 for the first time since 2014, raising even more questions about the stagnating economy under Democratic leadership. And who was in the Executive Branch? #44 & #46!!
During a recent speech in Baltimore, DementiaJoe confided to an audience: “Did you ever think you’d be paying this much for a gallon of gas? In some parts of California they’re paying $4.50 a gallon.” Additionally, natural gas prices have jumped more than 180 percent since September 2020, and that will spur increases in electricity costs. Home heating oil prices have jumped 115 percent over the past year. Fuel oil is up almost 60 percent from a year ago. The Federal government forecast last month citing that home heating costs could rise 54 percent this winter, but heating costs could actually triple, according to some private forecasts. From September 2020-September 2021, I was paying $2.09/gallon for heating oil. Now it’s $2.69. And let’s not forget about DementiaJoe’s cancellation of POTUSDJT’s EO regarding the regulation of pharmaceutical prices.
Oil is up more than 75% for 2021 as demand rebounds while supply remains tight. The Department of Energy said it has no immediate plans to take action to alleviate the price surge. Gee, what a shock!!
In response to DementiaJoe shutting down domestic oil production, asking OPEC for more oil, President Donald John Trump is slamming Biden’s order to release 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve to bring down energy costs in a statement recently released. This is a stopgap measure at best.
I will address the Biden crime regarding epinephrine and insulin later on.
As the 46th POTUS continues to sink, along with his poll numbers, the Biden administration continued to FUBAR POTUSDJT‘s “America First” agenda with such determination and hatred in order to erase four years of progress at warp speed and to adhere to “fundamentally changing” the country, or Obama 2.0. DementiaJoe hit the ground running with a record number of Executive Orders on his first day. There were stories floating around that he was signing blank papers, not that he would know the difference. Any discussion of his cognitive delinquency and being controlled by his handlers is an ongoing situation, for all to see, allies and enemies alike.
Continuing, Biden had revoked dozens of executive orders issued by President Donald John Trump, many of which dealt with national security and measures/sanctions that may have been deemed to be too “tough” by ManchurianJoe, under “guidance” from the draconian Communist Chinese Republic and by the radical, extremists of the socialist liberal left. Let’s circle back to the financial relationship between the CCR, Hunter Biden and “The Big Guy!” Biden, and his syndicate, had been accused of peddling his influence to help his son land billion-dollar deals with the draconian CCR. Well, it seems like every time ManchurianJoeBama visited or performed diplomatic work with the CCR, Hunter Biden benefited. A private equity firm managed by Biden’s son struck a deal with the draconian Communist Chinese Republic’s state-owned bank in 2013, at the same time the current POTUS was in the country to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
There are no words!!
If Biden used his political influence to advance his son’s businesses, it would seem that some of the deals didn’t exactly put American interests first, possibly even committing treason. So, the monies from the draconian Communist Chinese Republic and the Ukraine that was clearly funneled to the Biden syndicate was purposely being ignored by the bootlicking dregs of the corporate mainstream media and the DOJ. Be very mindful that when Biden was VPOTUS, the draconian CCR stepped up the theft of American intellectual properties. Additionally, it was Obama’s second who pushed for the CCR to receive favored nation status. And let’s not forget the elimination of oversight regulations on how China-backed Confucius Institutes operate on American college and university campuses.
Moreover, some of the biggest reversals of POTUSDJT’s Executive Orders included ending the ban on transgenders in the military that paved the way for taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgeries; the rejoining of the Obama Paris Climate Accords, which costs the American taxpayer and American jobs, without the USSR, CCR and India paying nothing until 2030…if they wish; funding the CCR controlled World Health Organization; and cleared the way for millions of illegal aliens to become citizens, in order to establish a growth in their voting base, along with the $450K payoff.
And to the crux of the problem. On a more personal note, and I am absolutely positive that this affects everyone’s family to some degree, Biden canceled President Donald John Trump’s Executive Order to price cap pharmaceuticals, with the possibility of foreign purchases, specifically epinephrine and insulin. This is one more indication that pharmaceutical political lobbyists are influencing Biden’s feeble mind and fattening his wallet..
To put it in perspective, the average cost of a unit of insulin for a diabetic in the US is about $98; whereas, it is $12 in Australia and $7.50 in Canada. Conversely, President Donald John Trump had arranged for the importation of insulin from Canada to help reduce costs for Americans. Biden hesitated to move forward with those plans at the behest of big pharma.
As a diabetic, I have to take three different kinds of insulin during the day, every day, with one insulin injected three times a day! I take my most expensive insulin, Victoza, once a day, but for the max dose of 1.8mg. I recently refilled the prescription at a cost of $450.00(six pens), which is insane, after looking at Canada’s prices. Thankfully I have health insurance, or my script would have forced me to either skip the script or take a home equity loan. The cost would have been $2400.00. And what about the people who cannot afford their medication or have to make the choice between medicine or food?
Prices for one carton (3 pens) of Victoza 18mg is possibly going from $570.00-$600.00, with insurance, in the near future. However, the patent is expiring in 2022. So maybe it will be far more affordable to people who don’t have insurance.
Humalog is another insulin that I must take on a daily basis, three times per day. When I picked up my latest prescription from the apothecary, the three pack of pens cost $160.00. The previous prescription cost me $93.00. That is a $67.00 difference between the prescriptions.
As it stands right now, the pharmaceutical industry does not have a price cap. So, they can establish whatever prices they desire. Diabetes is a $265B dollar industry…more costly than cancer. That’s right…BILLION!!
For information purposes, “EpiPen” is the brand name of an auto-injectable device that delivers a medication that acts on the whole body to block the progression of the allergic response. It constricts the blood vessels, leading to increased blood pressure, and decreased swelling. This allows the muscles around the airways to relax, causing the lungs to open. Epinephrine also prevents the release of more allergic chemicals, which stops the progression of the allergic response. Epinephrine is the only medication that works on the entire body, multi-system, multi-organ, for anaphylaxis, which is why it is the only drug recommended. It can also be administered to someone in anaphylactic shock, to jump start the heart until the person can get more medical help.
The retail price of EpiPen has held steady at around $700 for an auto-injector two-pack, and the price of the EpiPen generic has stayed level at around $400 per twin pack. The devices are typically sold in a package with two auto-injectors. The lowest price for EpiPen and possibly the most common version of generic Epipen is around $108.99, 72% off the average retail price of $392.19 per pen. The aforementioned prices are retail.
It was reported by Politico that on June 12, 2021, Biden’s bid to retract the POTUSDJT pharmaceutical Executive Order was approved. The expectation was that the Department of Health and Human Services would publish the retraction in a timely manner. The measure, signed off on under the previous administration in December, aimed to require community health centers to deliver savings to low-income patients for insulin and epinephrine in a bid to bring down unaffordable prices. Biden ended this. But nothing as of yet!
When I was working, I had training on how to use an EpiPen and prayed that I was never in a situation where I had to use it.
Remember, the big pharmaceutical companies have an army of lobbyists to influence the The Congress…they pushed the COVID-19 vaccine and it was made available to those who wanted to take it. Interestingly, I would like to know as to why big pharma doesn’t push as hard for insulin, epinephrine, cancer drugs, etc. President Donald John Trump worked with the “Big Pharma” in Operation Warp Speed to develop vaccines far faster than anyone previously thought possible. Yet he clashed repeatedly with the industry in public as it supported negative ads against him. And the Democrats said that the vaccines put out while POTUSDJT was in office would be ineffective. As a matter of fact, then VPOTUS-elect Harris stupidly stated that she would not take the vaccine as long as POTUSDJT was still Chief Executive. I wonder how many people followed her ignorant words and died from inaction?
It’s obvious that big pharma has the Biden syndicate on their payroll. This is in evidence as Merck is set to get $712 per treatment/patient for its COVID-19 pill, which is paid for by the Federal government, really by the American taxpayer, even as it costs a fraction of that to produce, and is reportedly on track for a price of $12 in India. The gap between production costs and the price for molnupiravir is gigantic and emblematic of a problem some say requires Congress or the U.S. government to intervene, implementing price caps or utilizing so-called march-in rights. Others, though, warn that such measures would curb innovation and lead to fewer drugs coming onto the market. This is due to PharmaJoe’s relationship and the cancellation of POTUSDJT’s pharmaceutical cap.
In connection with DementiaJoe’s multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan, he actually included a pharmaceutical industry price restriction. However, that prescription drug deal is not as robust as first envisioned but would still limit some pharmaceutical costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prices. There are no specifics cited. But remember, big pharma supported Biden and was opposed to President Donald John Trump. So, until I see a cost reduction for my insulin, it’s just empty words.
Isn’t a picture worth a thousand words? When Chuckles is up for re-election, well this unprepossessing phony ain’t getting my vote.
After remaining absolutely silent regarding President Donald John Trump’s plans for lowering the prices for insulin and epinephrine, without making any suggestions, with finally hopping on board the pharmaceutical price restrictions plan is the Senate Majority Leader, Chuckles Schumer (D-NY). He announced a scaled-back deal on a measure that would lower prescription drug prices after resistance from moderate Democrats including Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), that would include more sweeping measures that would harm innovation. Once again, a radical, socialist, progressive Democrat, Chuckles Schumer, gives the government the power to dictate how much a medicine is worth and leaves many patients facing a future with less access to medicines and fewer new treatments. Schumer also stated that insulin could go for $35.00. He didn’t specify the amount of insulin for his $35.00. Frankly, I cannot begin to imagine how this blowhard, second rate political hack is going to get Victoza from $90.00/pen to even $50.00/pen. This is big government wanting to control a national health system…Obamacare!
Pharmaceutical companies can make the argument that while members of the orthodox, radical, extremists of the socialist liberal left say the bill allows for “negotiation” of drug prices, it is really just price-setting. For example, drug companies would be hit with an excise tax as a penalty if they walk away from the table.
This administration wants to torpedo the economy any way it can. On January 16, 2021, the inflation rate was 1.2%. The mid-November inflation rate is 6.2% as the Labor Department announced that its Consumer Price Index, which measures the cost of a basket of goods and services as well as energy and food, had jumped in October from a year earlier, the biggest 12-month rise since 1990. And this administration seems to be okay with it as prices go up and the supply base shortens. It marked the fifth month in a row that inflation had surged by more than 5 percent.
And speaking of inflation, the failing Biden administration recently announced it is raising Medicare premiums, a move that is being blamed in part on the cost of drugs. The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will increase by nearly $22 to $170.10 next year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said. Conversely, Social Security is applying a COLA in January, 2022, which is essentially cancelled out due to Biden raising Medicare premiums and DementiaJoe failing once again as the cost of medication increases, with another broken promise. So, my insulin goes up.
To that end, Biden’s abuse of Executive Orders had been universally endorsed by the same bootlicking dregs of the mainstream media that had previously accused President Donald John Trump of being a dictator, and a bully, for his issuance of far less such EO’s than DementiaJoe. This is yet another example of the double standards that orthodox, radical, extremist Democrats enjoy, even when they are screwing the country over. And don’t forget that you can’t fix stupid! Because that is the proper adjective for this dysfunctional, anti-American administration.
Which is the real DementiaJoe? I had to use these photos again!
“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” Dr. Thomas Sowell, American economist, social theorist, and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
And don’t forget that the media breeds hysteria. FFDP