President Donald Trump explained outside the White House Friday how he will use an executive order to stand up to big pharmaceutical companies in order to lower drug prices for the American people.
“We’re going to be announcing something very shortly, a favored nations clause. As you know, for years and years, other nations paid less for drugs than we do, sometimes by 60, 70 percent,” President Trump said.
“We’re working on a favored nations clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation’s price is. Why should other nations, like Canada, but why should other nations pay much less than us? They’ve taken advantage of the system for a long time. Pharma,” Trump said.
“Whatever the lowest nation is anywhere in the world, or company, but the lowest nation or company, then what happens is we will pay that amount,” Trump said.
“We’re going to do it in the form of an executive order,” Trump said.
DJT on drug prices: "We're working on a Favored Nations Clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation's price is…They've taken advantage of this system for a long time(Pharma)…We're going to do it in the form of an Executive Order." pic.twitter.com/pFLsCrwWo4
— M3thods (@M2Madness) July 5, 2019
President Trump stood up to the big pharmaceutical companies during the 2016 election — proposing to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices with Pharma companies — which sent the Republican Establishment into utter shock.
Big Pharma has a stranglehold on the economic system that politicians feed off of, so don’t expect any politician besides Trump to actually do anything to stand up to those companies anytime soon.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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