After a year of news about outrageous drug price hikes, a ballot measure in California aims to help control the cost of prescription medications. Not surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to defeat it.
Transportation and warehouse companies have added jobs, factory employees exceeded 12 million people for the first time in four years, the elderly are seeking work, pay remains stagnant at the bottom, and the long-term unemployed are still screwed.
On Monday, President Obama is expected to call for a new minimum tax rate for Americans making more than $1 million a year. The proposal will be called the "Buffett Rule," after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has complained that rich Americans are not paying their fair share in taxes. (more)
I'm sorry to say it, but even with the Iraq war, Katrina, the disgust over Foleygate and Abramoff, the Democrats could still end up the minority party after Nov. 7.