Gingrich Collected at Least $37million from Health-Care Industry

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Political Junky, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Political Junky
    Offline

    Political Junky Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    19,551
    Thanks Received:
    2,948
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,536
    Gingrich think tank collected millions from health-care industry - The Washington Post

    A think tank founded by GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich collected at least $37 million over the past eight years from major health-care companies and industry groups, offering special access to the former House speaker and other perks, according to records and interviews.

    The Center for Health Transformation, which opened in 2003, brought in dues of as much as $200,000 per year from insurers and other health-care firms, offering some of them “access to Newt Gingrich” and “direct Newt interaction,” according to promotional materials. The biggest funders, including firms such as AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Novo Nordisk, were also eligible to receive discounts on “products and workshops” from other Gingrich groups.
    <more>
     
  2. The Rabbi
    Offline

    The Rabbi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    67,619
    Thanks Received:
    7,821
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Nashville
    Ratings:
    +18,214
    Newt Gingrich was a private citizen during this time. So there was nothing illegal or improper about any of it. The health care industry has legitimate interests in gov't so paying him for consultation seems reasonable.

    Of course this hits all the lefty issues: BIG CORPORATIONS, PROFIT, LOBBYING, HEALTH CARE. It is debate by catch-phrase.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    It is reassuring to see that some acdept the buying of our government will no fear and even encourage it.
     
  4. The Rabbi
    Offline

    The Rabbi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    67,619
    Thanks Received:
    7,821
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Nashville
    Ratings:
    +18,214
    Except Gingrich wasn't the government.
     
  5. NYcarbineer
    Offline

    NYcarbineer Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    95,992
    Thanks Received:
    11,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Ratings:
    +30,222
    What would they be paying him for?
     
  6. Teals_Of_Wonder
    Offline

    Teals_Of_Wonder BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,683
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Naples
    Ratings:
    +121
    Does anyone actually take the Compost and CBS polls seriously?
     
  7. ABikerSailor
    Offline

    ABikerSailor Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    31,379
    Thanks Received:
    4,804
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Amarillo TX
    Ratings:
    +8,432
    Ever heard of influence peddling?
     
  8. Provocateur
    Offline

    Provocateur Avoiding Lib Circle Derps

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,938
    Thanks Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +283
    Newt must be really smart for people to pay him so much for his knowledge. Thank you for pointing out the degree to which he is respected.
     
  9. ABikerSailor
    Offline

    ABikerSailor Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    31,379
    Thanks Received:
    4,804
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Amarillo TX
    Ratings:
    +8,432
    It wasn't his knowledge that they were paying for, it was the connections that he had acquired as Speaker of the House prior to that.
     
  10. Provocateur
    Offline

    Provocateur Avoiding Lib Circle Derps

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,938
    Thanks Received:
    280
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +283
    In liberal fantasyland.

    Good luck with that.
     

Share This Page