Wednesday, July 14, 2004

I'll Take "Quotent Quotables" for $500, Alex

In light of this NYTimes article about employers reducing or eliminating prescription drug benefits for 3.8 million retirees in response to Bush's Medicare prescription drug law,

Who said this?

"It is beyond belief, it is beyond belief that we would pass legislation that would attempt to provide low income Americans with affordable prescription drugs and at the same time pass two provisions to that bill, one a prohibition from importation of lower priced drugs and the other even more incredibly, which I hope will be AARP's next agenda item, is a prohibition of negotiating Medicare being able to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs."
[Emphasis in the original.]

Answer soon.

You guys are too sharp (except for whoever it was who said it was "Barbara Boxturtle").

John McCain, of course.
Listen to him here [Scroll down and click on "Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to activists and supporters of the AARP about the importation of prescription drugs. (:36)". Dang MP3 link went kablooie.]