Skip to comments.Trump names health care and education, security, as the top functions of the federal government
Posted on 03/30/2016 8:13:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a moment that seemed to stun even moderator Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump named federal involvement in education and health care as top functions of the federal government, along with national security, at the Milwaukee candidates forum in Milwaukee last night. Apparently unaware that conservatives believe that a federal role in education is unjustified, and that many, including Ted Cruz, want to abolish the Department of Education, and that federal involvement in health care is anathema to his party’s base, Trump spoke of both as among the top three priorities for the feds.
Putting on his surprised face, Cooper attempted to give Trump a chance to address his base. Shoshana Weissmann of the Weekly Standard describes the debacle:
Anderson Cooper tried to clarify. "So in terms of federal government role, you're saying security, but you also say health care and education should be provided by the federal government?"
Trump replied, "yeah, those are two of the things. Yeah, sure. there are obviously many things, housing, providing great neighborhoods—"
Anderson, confused by Trump's response, asked, "aren't you against the federal government's involvement in education? Don't you want it to devolve to states?"
"I want it to go to state. Absolutely," said Trump, entirely flip-flopping on what he said moments earlier.
Cooper replied, "that's not part of what the federal government's—"
Trump interjected, "the federal government, but the concept of the country is the concept that we have to have education within the country and have to get rid of common core and it should be brought to the state level."
Cooper added, "and federal health care run by the federal government?"
Trump said, "health care. We need health care for our people.
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Why do you have to start with invective?
To me Trump is the 2nd scariest man on the planet. Putin being the 1st. Scary because nobody, including himself, knows (or has any real idea) what he will do if he gets elected.
Education,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at the fed level???????
Health care,,,,,,,,,,,, at the fed level. I don’t mind the feds investigation diseases and the like but doling out or controlling health care,,,,,,,,,, no!
But on the other hand the anti Trump fanatics (not the Cruzers of which I am one) keep driving me back to Trump because they are more scary than he is.
This world has turned upside down and inside out :<(((((
“Trump on healthcare.
The government can lead it, but it should be privately done
Can someone tell me exactly what the hell that means?”
From what he’s said in the past it apparently leads to single payer as in “Canada and Scotland” as per Trump in the first debate.
Amazing self righteous religious exemption from Cruz supporters who excuse absurd quasi-evangelical ranting from an insane Beck zealot endorsement and then bandy their Christianity about condemning everyone else (to damnation, apparently) because they aren’t as self-righteous.
You can ‘expect’ anything you want as long as you’re smugly assured in your own dogma, but that doesn’t mean you have the franchise on religion OR righteousness. Go play somewhere.
Sounds like Trump went to public scrool.
The government can lead it, but it should be privately done
Can someone tell me exactly what the hell that means?
Obamacare, which will be henceforth known as Trumpcare, because he will make better deals, or something.
All progressives arrogantly believe they can manage big government better. Conservatives correctly understand that government often is the problem - especially with health care.
You really think these people are capable of comprehending something over a 10 second sound bite?
“Pathetic response to a substantive concern. Amazed at the antichristian bigotry that exists on the right. I expect it from liberals.”
The Trump supporters are no longer on the right or conservative as this is no longer a conservative site. Trump is a big government democrat running as a populist under the label of a republican because he believes and has publicly stated that Republicans are stupid. Big government is apparently okay if administered by a bombastic buffoon who is likely mentally unstable and does have a severe personality disorder who also happens to be a reality TV star. Someone who is worth casting your Conservative principles and belief in the Constitution for.
I have not excused Beck. I don’t really care for him, but the point was that putting education and healthcare as top Federal priorities is a problem. You instead turned it into an antireligious rant that had nothing to do with the post.
This is what Trump means by security, education, and healthcare taken in the context of the issues espoused in his campaign.
Security: stop Muslim immigration into the USA, rebuild our military above all other nation’s militaries.
Education: end federal government interference in local and state education as in Common Core.
Healthcare: end Obamacare and privatize as much as possible healthcare as in encouraging more competition among health insurance companies.
Trump isn’t going to speak like the practiced politicians that claim to be conservative.
Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, and Romney etc. have given conservatism a bad name in that they have taken a passive role in opposing the leftist policies of Obama. They claim to be a conservative while rolling over for leftists.
You can therefore criticize Trump for not being conservative but it is meaningless in light of the damage the GOPe has done to the conservative label.
What does this even mean? It's not like the Canadians are going to line up a few divisions and push down into the Dakotas. We are living in a world of asymmetrical warfare, and it's not like we can surround every point of concern in the world with a ring of troops. It's just a feel-good cartoon soundbite.
That's his stock in trade, of course.
> “You really think these people are capable of comprehending something over a 10 second sound bite?”
Yes, I do. But they are liars and justify everything they do based on hatred of anyone that threatens their status quo.
For these losers, the target-du-jour is Donald Trump. If Donald was not running, it would be Cruz or someone else.
You used it as an excuse of attack, despite thinking about the rest of the interview for one. Secondly, to accuse my problem with inserting religion into his campaign in the way that he did with Beck in UTAH is not a condemnation of religion on the whole front, and you know that.
You are anti-Trump and self-righteous to boot and what you have to say about your political version of religion doesn’t mean anything to me, regardless of whether you think you are the church appointed proctor of this thread or not.
I think he really believes that. I think the guy is a liberal lefty and always has been. He has played a con on the trumpster repubs.
“Conservatives correctly understand that government often is the problem - especially with health care.”
And education, and social security and the list goes on and on. All of which Trump thinks government should be in control of, it just needs the right people. Just like every other Democrat will tell you.
So why would his web page say one thing, and he say something else in an interview??? Inquiring minds wanna know....
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