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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The constant excuse that Trump allegedly is not a “practiced, polished politician” won’t wash. He’s been in the public eye for forty years, deeply involved in NYC and national politics nearly as long, a TV star, etc. He’s a liberal Progressive populist who also happens to be an American nationalist. The Republican he most closely resembles in terms of policy is Teddy Roosevelt. The Democrat version would be JFK or Scoop Jackson.
Right now, Scoop Jackson doesn’t look too bad.
But the question wasn't "what are the top things we need to get the federal government out of?" The question was "what are the TOP THREE FUNCTIONS of the US Government?" His answer was that education and health care are two of the TOP THREE FUNCTIONS of the US Government. That is a FAR CRY from what you are saying a "common sense conservative" would say; dang near the exact opposite in fact.
“Why don’t you just go to his campaign website and see what his positions are for yourself.”
Why? Does Trump’s campaign website differ from what he actually says? Do they have to update and change it or just deny what he says and ignore what he’s said in the past. Do they have a sane person write out what his positions are supposed to be without the name calling, petulance, childishness, bombast and buffoonery?
RE: So why would his web page say one thing, and he say something else in an interview??? Inquiring minds wanna know....
I suspect that the web page was “outsourced” ( for want of a better word ) to people who know how to create policies that are acceptable to conservatives in general.
In the meantime, I don’t think he has given his own philosophy of governing much thought, that is why he occasionally contradicts what is said in his own webpage.
Trump is right again. Security first.
Then, education is important and the federal government has a huge role in devolving their massive role and allowing states and institutions more freedom. He is right education is important at the federal level as the federal involvement in education is destructive and needs to be supportive and constructive.
And yes, the federal government also has a HUGE role in healthcare and needs to use that role to increase private competition, reform Medicaid and strengthen medicare.
Sure, that's an easy one. The Federal government, if you don't understand, has a massive trillion dollar role in healthcare as well as a massive regulatory role in healthcare. In order to unwind this system and make it align with conservative principles puts this category QUITE EASILY in the top 3 of importance.w
Well unfortunately the more I review Reagan’s record the more I see a guy who was a big government proponent also.
The reality is that we are not ever going back to any sort of small government and the Republicans don’t really want to and never really did. The Demographics have changed and too many people are benefiting from expanded government. The whole thing is too big to reform.
The only thing that will cause a reset in thinking will be a collapse of some kind, Defaulting on the Debt will be that trigger and I firmly believe that is what will happen if Health Care costs don’t get us first.
Yes, and when Anderson Cooper followed up on that Donald Trump explained what he was going to do with the “government that we have” to get to the “government that we want.” But if you live in a sound-bite world you missed that.
The good news is that most Democrat voters will miss that too, and think that Donald Trump is going to continue the gravy train for them.
After Donald J. Trump finishes doing all the liberal things he has promised: build the wall, deport illegals and Syrian invaders, cancel Obamas unconstitutional executive orders, roll back twenty years of intrusive government regulations, prosecute Hillary and her crew, release the secret 28 pages from the 9/11 report, negotiate prescription drug purchases, repeal and replace Obamacare, simplify the Tax code, repatriate $2.5 trillion in off-shore profits, stop the IRS from abridging the free speech of Christian Churches, reform the libel laws to remove the public figure distinctions, defund Planned Parenthood until the stop doing abortions, cleaning up the mess that is the VA, cutting waste, fraud and abuse where ever it is found, canceling Common Core and returning control of education to the States, end the assault on the Second Amendment, audit the Federal Reserve System, investigate the harmful additives in Vaccines and the coverup of studies at the CDC, and destroy the culture of Political Correctness, then we can talk about all those conservative issues some people want to address.
You forgot “Make America Great”...and of course only he can do that!!!!sarc/on
Hillary will run as a Scoop Jackson Democrat, too. “Compassionate” at home, “tough” abroad.
The questioner said United States Government...not Federal Government. the Government of the United States of America consists of three sectors, Federal, state & Local. End of story!!! Go Donald J. Trump!!!
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