The front page of Tommy Thompson’s campaign website. Amazing, he and Jeb Bush both called North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis in regards to NC’s dental legislation – Senate Bill 655 – House Bill 698.
Tommy Thompson, Wisconsin Senate Candidate, Attacked For Involvement In North Carolina Health Care Bill
Democrats are criticizing Wisconsin U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson over published reports indicating his involvement with a bill pending in the North Carolina legislature.
[This Tommy Thompson, actually looks like a criminal in my opinion. There is a certain “creep” quality about him. ]
Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Thompson was one of four national GOP luminaries to contact North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Charlotte, picture right) regarding a bill covering new regulations for dental-management companies. Thompson, a former U.S. health and human services secretary, along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour contacted Tillis about the bill, which has been opposed by private equity companies, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported.
[Thom Tillis’ crooked smile may not be the only thing crooked about him. I believe he might have a problem with telling the truth as well, which of course is how we know he’s a perfect person to be a politician, right?]
Thompson is competing against former Rep. Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald, speaker of the state assembly, and businessman Eric Hovade for the Republican Senate nomination and the right to face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the November election.
A former Wisconsin governor, Thompson is a partner in a New York private equity firm specializing in the health care sector and a former partner in a Washington law firm specializing in the health care industry. In recent weeks he has come under scrutiny for his acceptance of a board chairmanship at a Florida pharmaceutical company, a post he accepted after saying he was not taking on more corporate board seats. Thompson has served on more than 20 corporate boards since leaving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2005.
Thompson's spokesman told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he did not contact Tillis to lobby but rather to learn about the bill.
[Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!]
[Was the next question from the reporter at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel-“Then why did Mr. Thompson contact Speaker Thom Tillis?” If that wasn’t the next question, then my question is “why”. Just to say, “hey”… NOT! ]
"He has not formed a position on the legislation and he has no financial stake it in," Thompson spokesman Brian Nemoir told the Journal-Sentinel.
[Same question as above, they why check in with Speak Tillis?]
Democrats think differently.
“If Wisconsinites needed anymore [sic] proof that Washington insider Tommy Thompson [is] trying to hide the fact he is a Washington insider who is more interested shilling for special interests on Wall Street than fighting for Wisconsin taxpayers, here it is,” Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Matt Canter said in a written statement. “Tommy Thompson was caught red-handed trying to protect Wall Street special interests that have paid him millions and then misled Wisconsinites about what he was doing."
[I’d say that’s right!]
Rick Santorum’s $400,000 income from United Healthcare-the folks that run those awful homes for wayward teens, where children have died. By the way, United Healthcare bought those homes from Michael Lindley, Al Smith, Brad Gardner and others, who were the CEO, President and CFO, respectfully, of Church Street Health Management-Small Smiles Dental Centers. (a few of them were under investigation for Medicaid Fraud too)
Bush Family’s affiliation with the the Carlyle Group- mentioned in the Bloomberg articles on Private Equity in Dentistry and CG’s deep involvement with First Islamic Bank, Church Street Health Management-Small Smiles Dental Centers.
Heck, I could go on with this forever.
I’d say Tommy Thompson has some ‘splaining to do, not only to the folks in Wisconsin, but the folks in North Carolina as well. You too, Mr. Thomas Roland Tillis.
Tillis’ hands are pretty darn dirty too.