Late breaking, but hardly surprising, corruption news, reported by the ever-so-liberal Los Angeles Times, no less:
Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal: A company controlled by a longtime political donor gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist.
It seems that in spite of being caught flat-footed and red-handed pouring taxpayer dollars into failing, mismanaged, Democrat-donor run “green” energy company Solyndra, the Obama-Soetoro Gang threw caution to the wind, and engineered a highly unethical and perhaps also illegal deal for another fat cat Democrat donor.
Siga Technologies is run by one of the richest men on the planet, ranked 52nd richest in 2010, and thus, clearly a One-percenter, billionaire and long-time Democrat and big donor, Ronald O. Perelman. It is ironic how many big Democratic donors are the same super-rich Jews that anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street protesters hate so much. But I digress….
Siga was trying to get a contract to sell the government 1.7 million doses of smallpox vaccine, but ran into some major problems. For example, their drug is experimental and has never been tested on humans, so no one has any idea of whether or not it works. Then, there’s the fact that smallpox was eradicated, wiped out, back in 1978, except for small samples kept locked away by the Russians and us. And to top it off, Siga wanted $255 per dose, for a total of $433,500,000.
For us as taxpayers, another huge question is why this came up at all. It seems that the government already has a billion-dollar stockpile of a smallpox vaccine that is known to work. With only a vague and extremely remote possibility that somehow a terrorist group might get their hands on live smallpox virus — a possibility which the LA Times reports, “There is no credible evidence that any other country or a terrorist group possesses smallpox” — it looks as if this is a needless project to begin with.
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