This whole thing is vile.
If the vaccine works well there's no reason to make it mandatory. Perry is not being conservative nor Christian with this move.
Perry is simply returning a favor. Merck gave him campaign contributions and they also hired on Perry's former chief of staff to handle their lobbying work in Texas.
With this bill passed Merck stands to make billions as it is. And even more if this law is passed in other states.
The idea is fine - although it's a 100 percent preventable disease. The vile aspect is a drug company is in collusion with the government to force people to use the company's new drug.
Vile, vile, vile, Mr. Perry. I hope a court order and state legislators hammer you for this idea.
Greetings, all. I heard of this the other day and figured you all would have a post about it. I couldn't let this topic pass by. It was -2 with a -28 wind chill here this morning, you are all jealous I'm certain!