Importing price controls

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, for whom we have frequently expressed support and admiration, continues to play a demagogic role to the hilt on the subject of reimportation of price-controlled American pharmaceutical products from Canada. Pawlenty took a star turn testifying on Thursday at a senate hearing before a group of hams including John McCain and Barbara Boxer.
Yesterday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press really catches the flavor of the hearing: “Drug hearing erupts in a war of words.” Pawlenty stated that the drug industry is playing the average American as “a chump.” Boxer gushed over him: “Governor, I want to tell you something

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