Monday, October 12, 2009

Industry Funded Studies

I'm reading this story on the insurance industry's rasing consumer cost concerns ... either at the taxpayer level or at the premium level, and I see this:
Democrats and their allies scrambled on Monday to knock down a new industry-funded study forecasting that Senate legislation, over time, will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a typical policy.
"Industry Funded" is thrown in to disclose a possible assumed conflict of interest. Now, I have a question ...

Who is doing the studies that come back and say how wonderful all of this government mandated health care regulation is going to be? Who is funding that?

The government? Or I could in this instance say the Democrat-controlled government? The one that wants to expand the role of government into just about everything? Government is self-interested to a very large extent. Why isn't that conflict of interest disclosed?

Or is it special interest groups, organized by the Community Organizers who now control the government? SEIU. ACORN. (but I repeat myself). TIDES. Apollo Aliance. Soros. Their myriad of special interest groups in their network. People who want to "transform" America into something fundamentally different? Why not disclose the funding of all research?

Why just demonize industry? Wait. Stupid question. It's the Progressive-Dominated press. You see this all the time in the media. Oil companies, coal companies, pharmaceutical companies, NRA ... any study that turns up something progressives don't like get's the qualification.

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