Most Transparent Administration by Crony Ever

Is the Obama Administration so arrogant and so assured of MSM complicity that they’re not even bothering to hide their cronyism?  Sure seems that way…

Democrat donor gets federal health policy slot despite conflicts of interest

By: Lachlan Markay | Washington Examiner

A federal committee that includes a major donor to President Obama and whose company stands to profit from the panel’s recommendations holds in its hands the future of health information technology policy.

Judith Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., secured a seat on a panel charged with recommending how $19 billion in stimulus money dedicated to health IT be spent, despite opposing a key administration position on the issue.

Faulkner and her company oppose the president’s vision for health IT, but Epic employees are massive Democratic donors. They’ve given nearly $300,000 to Democrats since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Nothing to see here, move along, move along…

Hat Tip: Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds

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  • jim_m

    The most transparently corrupt administration ever.

    Remember that the dems see politics as a spoils system and healthcare was not designed to insure everyone (the fact has already been established that obamacare will not cover everyone) but it was designed to put 1/6th of the economy under government control and to facilitate the extraction of cash for dem friends and family.

    The closest thing obama has ever done to executive leadership was to head the Chicago Annenberg Challenge foundation where he doled out millions of dollars to his leftist friends ( from the office he shared with Bill Ayers and Mike Klonsky).  He treats the presidency pretty much the same way.

  • herddog505

    But isn’t that Michell Bachmann really crazy???  And… and… and… Rick Perry was a “C” student in college!!!  And… and… and… Sarah Palin is crazy!

    / sarc

    MiniTru has been covering for Captain Bullsh*t from Day 1, from failing to even look for his transcripts to buring Wright and Ayers to refusing to talk about just what he did as a “community organizer”.  The cover-up continues.

    • Oysteria

      Yup.  Exactly what I heard from a woman at work.  I said if Bachmann made it to Jacksonville on her rounds I would go see her and she said, “Why?  She’s crazy.”  I asked her why Bachmann was crazy and she couldn’t answer the question.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t bother Barry one bit.  It’s “the Chicago way”.

  • Anonymous

    Bottom line is we are to accept affirmative actions choice no matter how fucking stoopid those choice’s are! And brother, are they evah stoopids!

  • Anonymous

    Barry needs to learn the proper mind meld technique too..Hate to be too critical on the action zero, but I like Star Trek more then him. Maybe his mother was half Romulan?

    • RFA

      Could be. He’s married to Worf!  Damn, that’s what my cat just did.

  • Anonymous

    The Magical Misery Tour has started. Everyone will be “changed” at least we “hope”. ww

    • @Wild_Willie:disqus ,

      The taxpayers have already footed the bill for the freaking armored busses…

      Oh, you said “changed” not “charged.”  My mistake.

  • Anonymous

    The Magical Misery Tour has started. Everyone will be “changed” at least we “hope”. ww

  • Anonymous

    So who’s paying for Barry’s “Carbon Footprint”?

    • Anonymous

      You don’t think that he’d have the Democrat Campaign Committee shell out scarce dollars when he can stick it to the chumps taxpayer’s!

  • Anonymous

    I am saddled with using EPIC daily and it is an in-patient system yet to be fully adapted for out patient use.  There is no availability for conditional logic use in templates or letter.  Its a friggin’ Brachiosaurus.  Each visit takes 5-10 minutes longer and I am stuck typing and staring at a screen instead of looking my patients in the eye.  Sounds just about right for OblammeCare

    • Anonymous

      Oh, and I forgot to say, this company hales from Madison, WishCommunsin and local environs, with overseas connections with the Dutch.  Need I say more?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, and I forgot to say, this company hales from Madison, WishCommunsin and local environs, with overseas connections with the Dutch.  Need I say more?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but haven’t you noticed how the number of foot amputations and unwarranted tonsillectomies has dramatically decreased?

      • See?  Every cloud has a silver lining…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but haven’t you noticed how the number of foot amputations and unwarranted tonsillectomies has dramatically decreased?

  • RFA

    Transparent is right. We get to see most of the stupid shit they are doing. It makes my eyes hurt.

  • Anonymous

    I take it if you are all so concerned about  politicians doling out the  stimulus spoils of the government healthcare money to  their big campaign contributors,  the same should apply at the state level. As reported in the WSJ today there was another copy cat, crony scheme only more airtight.

    Basically the company, Convergen LifeSciences, invests only little of their own money $1,000, but  $75,000 for the campaigns of Rick Perry for Governor in 2001 and 2006. Then after being turned down for a grant of $4.5  million from  the Emerging Technology Fund “created at Mr. Perry’s behest in 2005 “to act as a kind of public-sector venture capital firm,  largely to provide funding for tech start-ups in Texas,” Mr. Nance the CEO of Convergen LifeSciences then appealed the decision  directly to a statewide advisory committee (of which Mr. Nance was once a member) appointed by Mr. Perry. It is then overruled unamiously, after vetting the company, and they are awarded the grant, the second largest ever of the fund. 

    Talk about gaming the system and crony state capitalism. Obama has a lot to learn from a master.
     
     

    • Anonymous

      I detest any cronyism, but there are some huge differences here, Steve. Nance was not on the committee when Convergen appealed the decision. Plus, a separate subcommittee reviewed the application and approved it. Faulkner is on her committee during a time when that committee will review her company’s application for money (we can assume). Plus, Faulkner opposes Obumble’s general plan. IWO, she was appointed on the basis of campaign contributions alone.

    • Shorter Steve: Hey, look over there!

  • retired.military

    “Democrat donor gets federal health policy slot despite conflicts of interest”

    In other news todaythe sun rose in the east.

    All the story was missing was the word unexpectedly.

    • That’s because the one thing this is not is unexpected in this Administration.