Are Drug Prices Higher Because Congress Has Invested in the Stock Market?

Thom plus logo According to BuzzFeed News, the heads of the Kochhead caucus in Congress, Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows, are advising pharmaceutical companies to refuse to cooperate with Congress itself. The reporting indicates they're doing this because of their concern about the company's testimony's impact on the company's stock prices.

We don't know if this is because these members of Congress own stocks in these companies, or if they are concerned about their affect on the larger stock market, which their lord and master Donald Trump constantly points to as an indication of his extraordinary success. In either case, members of Congress helping cover up major rip offs of the American public is wrong.

Members of Congress should not be counseling corporations to refuse to cooperate with Congress.

-Thom

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