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  • The Stop Warren Primary - Greenfield

    11/19/2019 9:03:59 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Tue Nov 19, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Stop Warren Primary Democrats reap the radical disaster they sowed. Tue Nov 19, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 37 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The Democrat 2020 primaries started around stopping Trump, now they’re about stopping Warren. Senator Elizabeth Warren has the worst poll performance of any of the front runners. She’s radical, abrasive, and she’s alienating the money people whom the Democrats need to win national elections. Too bad that Warren is exactly what they deserve. Radical parties get radical nominees....
  • How Democrats Would Tax High-Income Professionals (Not Just the Mega-Rich)

    11/19/2019 7:17:13 AM PST · by karpov · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2019, | Neil Irwin
    ... This year, American workers and their employers owe a combined 12.4 percent on Social Security payroll taxes for income up to $132,900 (rising to $137,700 in 2020). They owe nothing on earnings above that level. Some Democrats in the thick of the presidential race and on Capitol Hill now seek to change or eliminate that cap — potentially placing a new double-digit tax on high earners, with several plans focusing on earnings above $250,000. ... The result would be a large tax increase on high earners, even before other changes a Democratic administration might contemplate, such as increasing income...
  • Elizabeth Warren Signals She Would Consider a Universal Basic Income

    11/19/2019 6:01:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) signaled that she is open to a universal basic income – an idea that has been championed by fellow presidential contender Andrew Yang (D). Warren expressed her willingness to consider a UBI, which quite literally amounts to the government handing individuals and families a “basic” income per month regardless of employment or income status, in a Washington Post survey that asked, “Should the federal government pay a universal basic income to every American adult?
  • What’s behind Liz Warren’s humiliating retreat on ‘Medicare for All’?

    11/18/2019 11:31:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 18 2019 | Rich Lowry
    The clear loser of the Democratic primary is Medicare for All. First, the policy demonstrated the unreliability of Kamala Harris out of the gate, when she endorsed it before quickly backing off. Now, it has blunted the momentum of Elizabeth Warren, made a mockery of her claim to be an uber-wonk and shredded her implicit appeal to Bernie Sanders supporters as an equally committed left-winger without the baggage. Under pressure for weeks for details related to her version of the proposal, Warren has now backed all the way down to promising to pass Medicare for All by the end of...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

    11/17/2019 3:00:54 PM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 16, 2019 | Margot Sanger-Katz
    ... One big chunk of her plan would reverse some Obamacare regulations established by the Trump administration. She would return funding to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health groups that also offer abortion services, for example. She would restore funding to publicize insurance options. She would eliminate new requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, such as work requirements and premiums. And she would change rules to restrict the sale of so-called short-term health plans, which don’t follow all the Affordable Care Act’s rules. She would restore an Obama-administration policy that provided civil rights protections to transgender patients and women with a history...
  • Warren’s ‘Billionaire Tears’ Mug Is Sold Through A Billionaire-Run Company

    11/16/2019 3:53:11 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 14, 2019 | Andrew Kerr
    A billionaire stands to benefit financially from the sales of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new “Billionaire Tears” mug. The $25 mug, which Warren’s presidential campaign introduced Wednesday, is sold through Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce company whose founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. “Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug as you contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do: universal healthcare, student debt cancellation, universal free college, and more,” the mug’s product page states. Warren’s presidential campaign began utilizing Shopify’s services shortly after the Massachusetts senator...
  • Warren, Sanders, and Biden Preach Diversity, They Don’t Live It

    11/16/2019 11:06:28 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Bernie Sanders lives in a $476,000 colonial in Burlington VT. The house in New North End is one of three homes that he and his wife own. Burlington VT is 85% white and less than 5% black. Unlike the Old North End, which is diverse, the New North End has an older and more conservative population. The average household income is $80,000, and a number of the elected officials have been Republicans. Despite Bernie’s socialist image, he chose to live in a white conservative suburban neighborhood where lefties are only slowly beginning to make inroads as younger couples start...
  • Trump Rule on Heath Care Pricing Assailed [semi-satire]

    11/16/2019 10:16:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    This week the the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules requiring insurers and hospitals to inform patients of the cost of 300 common procedures and tests before the patient agrees to undergo them. Insurance companies and hospitals complain that the push for full disclosure goes too far. Democratic presidential candidate Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren agreed. “Consumers aren’t competent to decide which procedures or tests they need,” she contended. “Forcing providers to quote prices to them asks these simple people to make judgments they aren’t qualified to make. This is the exact opposite direction from...
  • Warren Loves ‘Billionaire Tears’: She’s naming and shaming rich citizens, even if they’re liberals.

    11/15/2019 6:22:38 PM PST · by karpov · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2019 6:51 pm ET
    Elizabeth Warren, during the Democratic debate last month, said she was “really shocked at the notion that anyone thinks I’m punitive. Look, I don’t have a beef with billionaires.” This week Ms. Warren’s campaign began selling a $25 coffee mug emblazoned with the words: “Billionaire Tears.” The accompanying description mocks “former Goldman Sachs executive Leon Cooperman, ” who “was brought to tears on live television” by the prospect of President Warren. Mug buyers are jokingly directed to “savor a warm, slightly salty beverage” as they “contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do.” A new video ad from Ms....
  • Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days (delay Medicare For All 3 years)

    11/15/2019 2:22:46 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2019 | Abby Goodnough, Thomas Kaplan and Margot Sanger-Katz
    WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a “Medicare for all” system by the end of her third year in office that would cover all Americans. The initial bill she would seek to pass if elected would be a step short of the broader Medicare for all plan she has championed. But it would substantially expand the reach and generosity of public health insurance, creating a...
  • Raise Billions From Billionaires? Tax Experts Say It’s Not That Simple

    11/15/2019 7:45:50 AM PST · by karpov · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2019 | Paul Sullivan
    ... Name a tax and there’s a way to reduce it, delay it or not ever really pay it, if you have the right adviser. Upset that the 2017 tax act took away your deduction for state and local taxes in New York? Change your residence to Florida, as President Trump recently did, and those taxes are gone. Don’t want to pay capital gains tax? Well, you can decide when to sell those investments. If you need the money, you could borrow against the account and leave the capital gains taxes for another day. And if you die still holding...
  • Medicare for All Preview: Britain’s National Health Service crisis starts early this year.

    11/15/2019 7:20:14 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2019
    Americans who want a preview of coming attractions under Medicare for All should take a look at the annual “winter crisis” at Britain’s National Health Service that is starting early this year. Data released Thursday showed the worst waiting times in 15 years in English emergency rooms. Hang onto your warm winter hats. The NHS managed to treat only 83.6% of emergency-room patients within four hours in October, compared to 89.1% a year earlier and well short of the government’s target of 95%. The NHS winter crisis has become a national tradition like Guy Fawkes Day and the Grand National...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Plan Would Bring Rates Over 100% for Some

    11/15/2019 5:30:43 AM PST · by karpov · 72 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Richard Rubin
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled sweeping tax proposals that would push federal tax rates on some billionaires and multimillionaires above 100%. That prospect raises questions for taxpayers and the broader economy that experts are starting to ponder: Under which circumstances would taxpayers have to pay those rates? How might that change their behavior? And would investment and economic growth suffer? Potential tax rates over 100% could result from the combination of tax increases the Massachusetts senator proposes for the very top tier of investors. She wants to return the top income-tax rate to 39.6% from 37%, impose a...
  • Lloyd Blankfein mocks Elizabeth Warren after attack ad: ‘Maybe tribalism is just in her DNA’

    11/14/2019 6:48:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnbc ^ | 11/14/2019 | Kevin Breuninger
    Lloyd Blankfein hit back at Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, after she singled him and other billionaires out for greed as she pressed for higher taxes on the wealthy. “Vilification of people as a member of a group may be good for her campaign, not the country,” Blankfein, the 65-year-old Goldman Sachs senior chairman, said in a tweet. ... Blankfein has contributed to and endorsed Democratic presidential candidates in the past, including Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election. But he also criticized another 2016 candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying his campaign “has the potential...
  • Michigan Moderates Sense Jitters on Medicare for All

    11/14/2019 8:09:31 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2019 | Stephanie Armour and Joshua Jamerson
    The Democratic Party’s internal dispute over Medicare for All has reached this battleground state, and so far, supporters of a single-payer health care system are finding a tough audience. Union members in this labor stronghold state have expressed unease with Medicare for All, fearing they would lose health benefits that were hard-won over years of negotiations. A survey of 600 likely voters commissioned by the Detroit Regional Chamber this summer found that a majority opposed a Medicare for All proposal that would eliminate private health insurance, as proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Kamala Harris, a...
  • Warren Wealth Tax Could Slow Economy, Early Analysis Finds ($1300 per person by 2030)

    11/14/2019 7:40:02 AM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2019 | Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax would slow the United States economy, reducing growth by nearly 0.2 percentage points a year over the course of a decade, an outside analysis of the plan estimates. The preliminary projection from the Penn Wharton Budget Model, which will be unveiled on Thursday in Philadelphia, is the first attempt by an independent budget group to forecast the economic effects of the tax that has become a centerpiece of Ms. Warren’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The assessment found that if the tax raised as much new federal revenue as Ms. Warren...
  • BILLIONAIRES REALLY DO NOT WANT TO BE TAXED

    11/13/2019 4:39:45 PM PST · by 7thson · 42 replies
    Just wanted to throw this out there. Over the past several years, we have heard from various billionaires that yes, they should pay more in taxes. Now we have socialist idiots out there - Elizabeth Warren and others - that have now called their bluff. They are saying, okay we'll just take 100 million from you and now, all of a sudden, they are balking at the idea of their wealth being stripped from them. We always knew it was bull but now the hypocrisy is out in the open.
  • Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires (Warrens' Billionaire Attack Ad)

    11/13/2019 3:25:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Liz Warren Youtube ^ | 11 13 2019 | Liz Warren
    "It's time for a wealth tax in America" Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires
  • Shaking Down the Rich Is Bad for Democracy

    11/13/2019 10:36:43 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    Forget whether the math works. (It doesn’t.) Expecting billionaires to pay for all the nice things is bad for democracy. One of the more exhausting rituals of presidential campaign season is the effort to make every new proposal “add up.” Sure, it’s better that politicians try to come up with a plan to pay for their wish lists. The problem is that the explanations are often a disguise that make the impossible seem possible, even practical. Fake budgets are the tribute that pandering pays to pragmatism. You could confiscate the wealth of every billionaire and centimillionaire in the country and...
  • Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Really Have a Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

    11/13/2019 7:24:34 AM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 12, 2019 | Peter Suderman
    Late last month, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) was under increasing pressure to explain how she would pay for Medicare for All, the single-payer health care system she supports, The Washington Post reported that the presidential hopeful was working with liberal economists to put together a financing plan. This was a challenge, the piece noted, partly because the plan would require so much additional government spending, and partly because Warren herself had committed to not financing the program via middle-class taxes, as most countries with national health care systems have done. More broadly, Warren wanted a plan that was simple...