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Image of the Day: As Senate Debates Latest Manchin-Schumer "Build Back Better" Iteration, Prescription Drug Prices Aren't the Inflationary Problem

As Senators Joe Manchin (D - West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (D - Arizona) betray their "moderate" charade and join Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D - New York) latest tax-and-spend monstrosity, we've highlighted the preposterousness of the claim that imposing drug price controls will in any way address out-of-control inflation.  Price controls will kill innovation, but do nothing to reduce inflation, because prescription drug prices simply aren't the problem.  Once again, economist Steve Moore offers a handy illustration of that truth:

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="677"] Prescription Drug Costs Aren't the Problem[/caption]…[more]

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Tuesday, September 27 2011

A Washington, D.C., Starbucks near the National Mall is being sued by a Norfolk, Virginia man after his 5-year-old daughter allegedly found a video camera pointed at the toilet in the bathroom of the coffeehouse. 

William Yockey is asking for $1 million in a civil suit on four counts, including breach of privacy, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent hiring, training and supervision.  Yockey claims that after his daughter used the bathroom she discovered a digital video camera hidden in the U-shaped drain pipe under the sink, pointed at the toilet. Yockey contacted the manager, who called the police.

Yockey described the incident as a "humiliating and disgusting matter" and claimed that if Starbucks conducted timely inspections of the bathroom the camera would have been noticed.

According to news sources, this is the third incident of a hidden camera in a Starbucks; the other incidents reportedly occurred in California and Florida. 

Starbucks spokesman Alan Hilowitz said: "We take our obligation to provide a safe environment for our customers  and our employees very, very seriously."

—Source:  Reuters

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