Original Link: http://firedoglake.com/2009/07/22/blue-dog-mike-ross-made-millions-selling-prescription-drugs-threatening-to-kill-health-care-reform/
By Blue Texan
Every Blue Dog who claims to be "concerned about the costs" of health care reform is really just concerned about preserving their gravy train.
Rep. Mike Ross was at the White House Tuesday demanding Democrats produce a health-care bill that keeps costs under control. Mr. Ross is himself a Democrat -- and a powerful one. He is bringing together fellow party members on the crucial House Energy and Commerce Committee in rebellion against the health bill backed by House Democratic leaders.
There are 51 Blue Dogs in the full House, Mr. Ross pointed out, more than enough to kill the health bill if they join the Republicans.
Thanks, Mike! Your commitment to the financial well-being of our country is admirable.
This is probably just a coincidence.
A pharmacist, Ross founded Ross Pharmacy Inc. He sold the business in 2007, but according to his 2008 financial disclosure form, he and wife Holly still "own 100% of stock" in the company, which pays dividends over $100,000 a year. Holly Ross is also listed as employed by Super D Drug Acquisition Co.
And while Ross rakes it in, nearly 1 in 5 residents of Arkansas are without health insurance.
Guess who's his biggest sugar daddy?
The health industry was the #1 sector contributing to Ross last year. OpenSecrets.org lists $261,000 in contributions from individuals and PAC's from health care businesses.
Tell Mike Ross to stop putting his personal interests before his country's.
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