With just one vote, Susan Collins made $7 billion for four big pharmaceutical companies — here's how
Remember how Sen. Susan Collins gave her “yes” vote on the GOP tax scam to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the ironclad promise that he'd do something to protect people with pre-existing conditions? That worked out well. So did the tax cuts Collins helped pass—for big pharmaceuticals, that is. An Oxfam report details how four pharmaceutical giants—Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, and Abbott Laboratories—netted $7 billion in tax cuts from two central provisions. "This corporate gain," the report says, "comes at a massive public loss, especially to the health and well-being of women and girls."