Why wait? Might as well cash in on your handiwork nationalizing the health care system.
When the health-care bill passed in March, I wrote that the health-care lobbying was just beginning and that: “You’ll also see the Democratic staffers who wrote the bill rewarded with plush lobbying gigs.”
It didn’t take long for me to be proven right. Akin Gump, whose clients include Aetna, Pfizer, General Electric, and the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America, has hired a top staffer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – a staffer who played a key role in passing the health-care bill.
Of course, there’s still a chance that the legislation will be tossed out by the courts. It might have been more prudent to wait to make sure judges will assist in stuffing federal control down the throats of angry Americans.