Monday, December 06, 2004


Tommy Thompson: Soon to be Even Richer

From the Center for American Progress:

Thompson Cashes In on Health Care

After spending four years selling out Americans' health care to HMO's and pharmaceutical giants, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson is off to reap the private sector rewards. Thompson resigned last week and as the Associated Press reports, Thompson's "connections" will "make him a very attractive addition to any corporation."
Imagine the onerous necessity of hiring two lawyers to field all the job offers in order to avoid federal rules that bar top executives from seeking jobs while they are in office. Instead of entertaining job offers in violation of the law, he has someone else do it for him. Legal workaround? Maybe. Sleazy? Yep.

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