In a recent Facebook Q&A session, the Democratic presidential hopeful likened Jeb to Donald Trump and Mitt Romney whose outspoken remarks on low-income families undermined his 2012 candidacy. Some voters also compare Bush with a Romney who lacks expertise and charisma.
Clinton said that Bush’s remark was in fact a way of lecturing black people, rather then offering those in distress real solutions. She also criticized Bush for overlooking his party’s handouts to corporations such as tax breaks and exclusive agreements, but picking on how Democrats try to provide black folks with education, health care, and job opportunities.
“That’s giving away ‘free stuff”?! Talk about backwards,”
Bush’s campaign replied to Clinton’s sharp remarks, saying that the GOP presidential hopeful believes that only conservative views and policies can lead to a genuine restoration of the right to rise of every American.
On Facebook, Clinton also answered questions on drug prices, unemployment, and paid maternal leave. Clinton also blasted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio over his stance on paid family leave. The issue is a hot topic that Clinton tries to highlight to win the lower- and middle-class voters.
She also criticized Turing Pharmaceuticals’s 32-year-old CEO Martin Shkreli also known as the ‘Pharma boy,’ who decided to hike an old-drug’s price by 5,000 percent after buying the right for the drug. She added that Shkreli promised to roll back the price but he failed to provide details on the rate.
She also said that sick patients still need to take $750 per pill out of their pockets while he was still thinking. She said that the simplest solution is to lower the drug’s price to its original price of $13.50.
Prescription drugs prices are also a hot topic Clinton is now trying to address in the wake of Turing scandal. She even launched a new television that monitors drug prices. She also campaigns for more generic drug on her Facebook page.
She believes that drug makers should be ‘forced’ to justify prices and add real value by minimally investing in research and development. Research funds should also be redirected to sponsoring generics makers.
On Monday, the members of a U.S. House panel requested from the panel’s chairman a subpoena for the Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which hiked heart drugs’ prices by 200 percent, respectively %500 percent shortly after their acquisition.
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