◼ Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., today called for investigation of the contract saying the five-year deal from the Department of Health and Human Services given to Siga Technologies raises questions about a conflict of interest and the potential waste of precious taxpayer funds. - Yid With Lid
Two weeks ago we reported the Obama administration was pushed through a small-pox vaccine costing $433-million dollars of taxpayer money even though there is doubt about whether the vaccine would work. There is also doubt whether the vaccine is necessary since WHO certified the eradication of smallpox in 1979 thanks to the work of the existing vaccine.
That didn't stop the Obama administration from awarding the contract for a new vaccine on a no-bid basis, to Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor and the guy who gave $50,000 to help fund Obama's inaugural bash. Perelman is most famous for his ownership of Revlon (he also almost killed Marvel Comics).