When he was governor, Bayh's wife, Susan, was a lawyer for Lilly. After it became clear he was going to be a senator, she started stacking up memberships on the boards of health-care corporations.Senator Bayh praised his wife's professionalism and intelligence and declared that her job has nothing to do with his. I mean, really. Who believes? The Bayh household is $2.1 million dollar richer. Do you believe that Senator Bayh's threat to derail health care, not allowing even a vote by siding with the Republicans to filibuster, has anything to do with his wife's job and his household's financial increase? Is this clearly a an ethics violation. After all, she did not gain access to this board until her husband got elected to the Senate. If so, how do we address this. Susan Bayh does not have a vote in the Senate. Any suggestions?
Susan Bayh got paid a little over $2 million for her service between 2006 and 2008. Her husband had a good 2008 also, collecting more than $500,000 in campaign donations from the health-care industry.
There are scores of relatives of well-placed national lawmakers who are well-placed in enterprises seeking favors. To a man and woman, they would scoff at the notion of being influenced by anything but the burning desire to serve the commonwealh. Let's go on.
Susan Bayh’s largest reward for her impartial board deliberations came from WellPoint, another Indianapolis-based company that happens to be the nation’s largest for profit insurance company.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Being for the Public Option IX
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) hedged earlier in the week about whether he was going to align with a GOP filibuster to stop even a vote in Congress on health care reform if the public option isn't removed. His state Indianapolis is for a public option. Sixty two percent of Americans are too. It has since come out that Senator Bayh's wife, Susan, sits on four private health care boards, including WellPoint. All are vehemently opposed to health care reform, spending a record amount of $380 million in lobbying against the people's interest. Senator Bayh's household received $2.1 million from 2005-2008. The Indianapolis Star reports: