Move over, Solyndra, here comes Siga

If you thought Solyndra was bigtime corruption, wait until you read the details of the Siga scandal. David Willman of the Los Angeles Times reveals a huge no-bid contract bearing all the signs of intervention from above, that could dwarf  Solyndra.  It involves the health and safety of the American poeple, and a squandering of taxpayer resources. The Department of Health and Human Services has signed a no-bid  contracted with Siga Technologies for as much as much as 2.8 billion dollars' worth of a high priced drug, for a terrorism threat that may not exist.  The drug's effectiveness is unknown because it cannot be tested on humans.  The threat it is intended to counter is an attack based on Smallpox (which has been eradicated and only "is known to exist only in the locked freezers of a Russian scientific institute and the U.S. government.") A large stockpile of effective and inexpensive smallpox vaccine already exists. The new drug is intended to be used...(Read Full Post)