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Trump Bows for Reducing Drug Prices, Rips Dems on Taxes

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump began the news conference by announcing that Senate Republicans had passed a procedural vote on repealing Obamacare. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump took a bow for reducing prescription drug prices for the first time in “51 years” and ripped Democrats for not helping so we could “get big results very fast,” adding criticism of the primary candidates for talking about raising taxes.

President Trump tweeted:

“Last year was the first in 51 years where prescription drug prices actually went down, but things have been, and are being, put in place that will drive them down substantially. If Dems would work with us in a bipartisan fashion, we would get big results very fast!”

The president’s claim was disputed by reports of prescription drug price increases, but Fox Business did report this week the rate of drug-price increases from a year ago was nearly cut in half from last year. 

July tends to be a month in which big pharma companies announce drug-price increases. Rx Savings Solutions released a recent report on drug-price increases.

President Trump also tweeted a slam at Democratic presidential primary frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, who leads him in polling for a hypothetical 2020 campaign.

“Sleepy Joe Biden just admitted he worked with segregationists and separately, has already been very plain about the fact that he will be substantially raising everyone’s taxes if he becomes president. Ridiculously, all Democrats want to substantially raise taxes!”

via newsmax

4 COMMENTS

  1. It’s difficult to put into words what I think
    about the democratic party, and its difficult
    upon learning that everything President
    Trump is doing to better the country, the democrats
    are grandstanding the opposite.
    The drug pricing Is ridiculous, some people don’t buy the correct amounts because of cost.
    It’s either medicine or no food, or skip rent.
    I don’t personally have this problem, but a few people I know do.

    • Life is sometimes about choices. I’ve done without some prescribed medications due to their cost, but I’m still here. When push comes to shove there ARE some things I could eliminate in order to pay for medical care or medications in a life-threatening situation.

  2. I’ve always said that the drug companies control the FDA. I’m so glad that the President has actually done something to alleviate the hardships that senior citizens and lower income people have to contend with. If everyone would step into the other person’s spot for awhile, you bet things would change quickly and drastically for the better. Keep doing what you are doing Mr. President, because you will have another 4 yrs..in office. Gruess Gott

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