Over Taxed, MA
December 30, 2009 2:29am
|A doctor compiled a list of twenty popular prescription drugs, the cost of the active ingredients, and the price that is charged to the consumer. The first one on the list is drug called "celebrex 100 mg". Consumer price for 100 pills is $130.27. The cost of the active ingredient is $0.60. The percent markup is 21,712%. When you add the price of the prescription which is about $100, the true markup is closer to 40,000%. The government-licensed drug cartel recieves $230 for something that costs sixty cents. Anyone who trys to honestly compete with these thieves will be hit by a SWAT Team. They will be treated like they are worse than murderers, similar to the Jews in Nazi Germany. And, the brain-washed, marching morons will praise the government thugs for "getting tough", "protecting the children", "fighting drugs", etc. In a free market, no one would pay $230 for something that they could buy for one dollar. Stretch, I hope that this example answers your question.
Now, I have two questions for drug fighters and illegalizers regarding what is a crime and who are the criminals: Suppose that you were peacefully minding your own business when a heavily armed gang attacked you, threw you to the ground, pushed your face into the pavement, pointed a dozen guns at your head, and blew your head off if you resisted, just because they or others did not approve of what you ate for breakfast -- would you agree that they were violent criminals or would you conclude that you were the criminal?
Second question: Suppose that a similar gang, armed to the teeth in full body armor, kicked down your door, invaded and ransacked your home, terrorized your family, stole your property, and murdered anyone who resisted, just because they or others did not approve of what you chose to drink or smoke -- would you agree that those thugs were violent criminals or would you conclude that your family were the violent criminals? Rick Freedom_First at verizon.net