What Do You Think?
Do you think the economic and political systems in the United States are stacked against people like you? The answer to that question is one that an otherwise politically-divided nation mostly agrees on. In a recent poll for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, a majority of Democrats (58 percent) Republicans (51 percent) whites (55 percent) blacks (60 percent) and Hispanics (53 percent) answered yes. So did majorities blue-collar workers, white-collar workers and retirees. The same survey found that the stock market soaring to record highs doesn’t affect Americans’ views on the economy as much as the unemployment rate and stagnating or falling wages. What do you think?
- Rx Prices: One half of generic medicines went up in price between last summer and this summer and about 10 percent more than doubled in cost in that time, new data released in connection with a congressional hearing found. Legislation by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings would close a loophole that allows generic prescription drug companies to squeeze more profits from state Medicaid programs by avoiding a rebate required of brand-name drugs, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe reported.