Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Take Aim at Corporations

Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In First Debate Of 2020 Election Over Two Nights

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If you had the misfortune of watching the first Democratic debate, then you may have noticed a recurring theme: Corporations are the problem.

Reuters reports that the candidates claimed that corporations get certain privileges such as not paying enough in taxes and that they charge too much for things like medicine.

During the debate, Elizabeth Warren said, "Who is this economy really working for? It's doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top. It's doing great for giant drug companies. It's just not doing great for people who are trying to get a prescription filled.

She continued saying, "It's doing great for people who want to invest in private prisons, just not for the African-Americans and Latinos whose families are torn apart. It's doing great for giant oil companies that want to drill everywhere, just not for the rest of us who are watching climate change bear down upon us".

When asked about the opioid crisis and pharmaceutical companies, Beto O'Rourke said, "In my administration, we will hold them to account. We will make sure that they pay a price".

Tim Ryan pulled an example from the 2008 recession saying, "General Motors got a tax cut. General Motors got a bailout. And then they have the audacity to move a new car that they're going to produce to Mexico".

This kind of rhetoric was present throughout the debate, so we will have to see if it continues throughout these candidates' campaigns.

Listen to John and Ken talk about it below!

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