This shouldn’t surprise anyone:
Forest Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company best known for its anti-depressant products, is in a pickle. Six months ago, the company settled allegations it improperly marketed its Lexapro and Celexa products by paying a $313 million fine to the feds. End of story, right? Not so fast. In a new development, the Obama administration is threatening to ban the company’s CEO, Howard Solomon, from doing business with the government, essentially giving Forest’s board of directors an ultimatum to fire him or watch the company collapse as it loses sales to, for example, Medicare beneficiaries.
From day one, we’ve condemned Obama’s unconstitutional usurpation of Congress’ authority to declare war. The pro-war, any-war crowd that whooped it up when Obama gave them a new, glorious display of American arms to cheer on didn’t think about the domestic implications of an increasingly imperial presidency. But then, they never do.
So if Obama can decree regime change in Libya, what’s to stop him from doing the same at Forest Labs?
An interventionist foreign policy and interventionist domestic policy reinforce and complement each other. Ask not whom the unmanned drone targets, it targets you.