Friday, February 5, 2016

Congress, Now With One-Hearing Martinizing

Really is hard to figure out who is more repugnant: former pharma-bro CEO Martin Shkreli for making millions off profiting from jacking up the price of meds, or, well, your average member of Congress for jacking off Wall Street and the rest of corporate America.

The so-called "bad boy of pharma" Martin Shkrelislammed members of Congress on Twitter following his hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

"Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government," Shkreli Tweeted. 
Shkreli, who giggled throughout the hearing, pled the fifth
Following the hearing, Shkreli's attorney Ben Brafman said that his client was nervous and didn't mean any disrespect
Shkreli, the now-former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, became infamous after he raised the price of a drug used to treat parasitic infections from $13.50 to $750 per pill. 
In December, Shkreli was arrested on securities fraud relating to a hedge fund he previously ran.

If there are somehow more odious people in America than Martin Shkreli who deserve to have their genitals flambeed and then tossed to rabid wombats, they pretty much have to be politicians in Congress (and/or those running for President in 2016).

I really don't know who to root for here (the asshole making the cash off sick people having to pay $750 a pill to live, or the imbeciles in Congress screwing us over in every other conceivable way besides the $750 a pill thing) other than a somehow very specifically localized meteor strike.

On one hand, Shkreli is not wrong about lawmakers largely being imbeciles, but then again we're the imbeciles who elect them either by choice or indifference. On the other hand, hey, look, Congress found someone even more hated than they are and are actually trying to get answers that the American people deserve.

Still rooting for the meteor though.

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