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  • Buttigieg: Warren Is ‘Extremely Evasive’ on Whether Medicare for All Will Raise Taxes

    09/20/2019 6:24:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” 2020 presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) stated that fellow 2020 candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been “extremely evasive” on whether her Medicare for all plan will raise taxes for the middle class. Buttigieg said, “Senator Warren is known for being straightforward, and was extremely evasive when asked that question, and we’ve seen that repeatedly. I think that if you are proud of your plan and it’s the right plan, you should defend it in straightforward terms. And I think it’s puzzling that when everybody knows the answer to that...
  • The Colbert Report on Elizabeth Warren: When will she disclose the tax hikes on average Americans?

    09/19/2019 8:02:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2019 | James Freeman
    This is a dangerous time for comedians who make inappropriate remarks, putting Stephen Colbert in an especially precarious position. On Tuesday Mr. Colbert welcomed presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass) to his “Late Night” television program on CBS. Mr. Colbert then engaged in a conversation which many journalists find deeply offensive when he pressed their favorite “ideas candidate” to explain how taxpayers will bear the cost of her ideas. After a pleasant several minutes of discussion Mr. Colbert told the senator that the “most radical thing that you’re proposing is Medicare for All.” The comedian then continued where friendly...
  • John Delaney, We Hardly Knew Ye: Democrats' Voice of Reason Will Be Missed If He Fails to Qualify

    07/31/2019 12:19:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/31/2019 | John McCormack
    Poor John Delaney. If he weren’t a bald, middle-aged, straight-white-male centi-millionaire who used to be a congressman from Maryland, he might be getting some real traction in the moderate lane of the Democratic primary. On night one of the second Democatic debate, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were the only candidates on stage polling in the double digits, essentially tied nationally for second place. But rather than spar with one another, they banded together to fend off criticism from the other candidates, who tried to distinguish themselves as more moderate and more electable than Sanders, the self-described socialist, and Warren,...
  • Bernie Believes Raising Your Taxes Will Save You Money In The Long Run

    07/28/2019 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 28, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper to discuss an array of issues. One of the topics that came up was Medicare For All.Tapper played a clip of former Vice President Joe Biden in Michigan talking about how it's impossible to implement Medicare For All without raising the taxes on the middle class."Well, I find that people say they're for Medicare For All but they're not going to tax the middle class because we don't need to do that. Come on," Biden said. "What is this, a fantasy world here?"Sanders finally admitted what...
  • Medicare for All: What Could Possibly Go Wrong ?

    07/20/2019 5:46:07 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 20, 2019 | Michael J. Hurd
    Medicare for All”. Who can argue with that? No more struggles with medical care. No more worries about cost or insurance. You simply go to the doctor … and it’s free. Why SHOULD you have to worry about money? There are so many fallacies here. One you will hear little about in the coming presidential campaign: the rights of doctors. Also the rights of nurses, and all the allied health care professionals. Kamala Harris — the last I checked — was the new front runner for the Democratic Party, at least according to the media. A few weeks back, Harris...
  • Warren: Let’s Have The Federal Government Pay For Abortions — Through Medicare For All

    05/17/2019 9:41:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Democrats learn a lesson about attacking the Hyde Amendment in 2016? A new press from conservative states to restrict abortion has led at least one Democratic presidential candidate to repeat that strategy. Elizabeth Warren declared today that abortions should get direct federal funding and that Congress should pass “federal statutory rights” to abortion on demand.You know what would come in handy for that? Medicare for all: “These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is — but they don’t care,” Warren wrote. “They want to turn back the clock, outlaw abortion and deny women access to reproductive health...
  • Bernie Sanders promises higher taxes to pay for ‘Medicare for all’

    05/14/2019 8:11:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    I give Bernie Sanders a lot of credit for being honest about his political beliefs and intentions. Not only is he openly socialist, he also is open about his desire to stick it to taxpayers to pay for his dreams. Best of all, his honesty can be used against all the other Dems running for president supporting Medicare for all.   Yesterday, in a TV interview in Iowa, he admitted that Medicare for all would not onlyend private insurance, but that people would pay higher taxes to pay for it. Here is a two-munute video from Channel 8 in...
  • The 5 Questions Everyone Should Ask About Single-Payer Health Care

    05/11/2019 4:25:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 11, 2019 | Hal Scherz
    With Sen. Bernie Sanders introducing a new “Medicare for All” bill this month and several other Democratic presidential candidates co-sponsoring it, health care is once again a top campaign issue. The Democratic Party’s Socialist wing has hijacked the health care debate, and a closer examination of Medicare for All reveals its grim prognosis.This plan is co-sponsored by four other senators running for president: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker. It represents a radical change in how Americans pay for and receive health care. Medicare for All ends private health care insurance, granting the federal government total control....
  • Awkward: Colbert Corners Warren on Middle Tax Class Increases, Calls Her Out When She Dodges

    09/19/2019 8:38:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/19/2019 | Guy Benson
    On Stephen Colbert's CBS late night show, the host challenged Elizabeth Warren on the issue of single-payer healthcare, which she unequivocally supports. He attempted to nail the leftist Senator down on the question of whether or not middle class Americans' taxes would have to go up (they would, a lot) in order to fund the program she and Bernie Sanders have proposed. She ducked, he drilled down further, then she ducked again -- prompting the comedian to call her out on it, seemingly to her surprise: “You keep being asked in the debates, how are you going to pay...
  • Bernie: Hell Yes, My Single-Payer Healthcare Plan Would Cover 11 Million Illegal Immigrants

    06/24/2019 9:47:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/24/2019 | Guy Benson
    In case you missed it on Friday, Bernie Sanders confirmed that his single payer healthcare proposal would encompass illegal immigrants -- meaning that millions of people who violated the law to illegally enter sovereign US territory would be eligible for full access to the American healthcare system, courtesy of taxpayers' largesse.  The Vermont Socialist, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and flew a Soviet flag in his mayoral office, told a Miami audience late last week that his plan would "absolutely" cover non-citizens living inside the United States illegally.  How many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates can dare disagree...
  • The Marxist Roots of ‘Medicare for All’

    06/15/2019 8:45:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 14, 2019 | Trevor Loudon, the Epoch Times
    When Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced the launch of H.R.1384, “Medicare for All,” on the Capitol steps on Feb. 27, 2019, it was a major step toward a socialist America. Jayapal was surrounded by more than 100 supporters, many from groups such as National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer. Appropriately, all of the organizations represented are controlled, or at least heavily influenced, by America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which can quite rightly claim credit for the socialist single-payer movement...
  • Economist Breaks It Down for Democrats, Explains Sheer Impossibility of ‘Medicare for All’

    05/03/2019 6:42:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | MAY 2, 2019 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” That quote is attributed to satirist P.J. O’Rourke, but it just might end up being disturbingly prescient. Not satisfied with already turning healthcare on its head through Obamacare, liberals are now floating their next plan for America: universal healthcare. A more accurate term is probably socialized medicine, but the left is trying to sell the idea to voters by dubbing it “Medicare for All.” The idea is simple, at least at a glance. Take taxpayer-funded health coverage such as Medicare and just...
  • Single-payer Will Fracture Democrats' 2020 Coalition

    04/30/2019 3:38:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | April 30, 2019 | Sally C. Pipes
    This week, Senator Bernie Sanders released a new version of his plan for "Medicare for All." Four of his competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination -- Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker -- quickly signed on as co-sponsors. They all think Medicare for All is their ticket to the nomination, and ultimately the White House. It's not hard to see why. A recent Reuters survey found that 85 percent of Democrats, and even a slim majority of Republicans, are on board with a single-payer system. But public support for single-payer isn't as solid as it seems. Medicare...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: All The Single-Payer VA Needs Is More Money To Succeed

    04/25/2019 12:19:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    “If it’s not broke,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told an audience about the Veterans Administration, “don’t fix it.” Ocasio-Cortez insists that the VA isn’t broken at all, and that chronic and widespread reports of problems and breakdowns are nothing more than a Republican plot to “shop out care to for-profit healthcare corps.”In the very next sentence of her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez then acknowledges the massive wait-time issues at the VA and insists that all the single-payer system needs is more cash (via Twitchy): The GOP participates in a lobbyist-friendly campaign to trash the VA, so we tear it up & shop...
  • Unreal: Touting 'VA For All,' AOC Says Scandal-Plagued Veterans'

    04/24/2019 10:41:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | April 24, 2019 | Guy Benson
    As a follow-up to our post yesterday about the extreme recklessness of trying to expand a healthcare program that's already staring insolvency in the face, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is touting an infamously flawed government healthcare program -- the VA -- as another model for expansion.  'VA for all,' is the idea, apparently, with its mouthpiece evidently unaware of what a dreadful idea and message this is.  Extraordinary: Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims that the VA provides the "highest quality of [health]care" to veterans, says: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 22, 2019 As we've...
  • 64, who was left starving and unable to stand but still deemed 'fit to find work' DIES in hospital

    04/21/2019 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/21/2019 | MILLY VINCENT
    A six-stone emaciated man who was deemed 'fit to find work' by the DWP has died. Stephen Smith, 64, died on Monday, after struggling with a number of severe health problems. His case hit the headlines recently when a fitness for work assessment by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) denied him vital benefits. Shocking images showed the 64-year-old Liverpool man emaciated in hospital after he was admitted with pneumonia. However, despite his glaringly obvious poor health and worrying weight loss, Mr Smith was forced to leave hospital to fight a decision by the DWP which insisted he was...
  • Would Patients Be Able to Escape BernieCare? (no)

    04/12/2019 5:01:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2019 | James Freeman
    On Wednesday Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist, Vt.) rolled out this year’s version of his draft legislation to abolish traditional Medicare. He calls it “Medicare for All” because polls tell him that voters don’t want to abolish traditional Medicare. Voters also don’t want him to destroy the U.S. system of private medical insurance, but his plan would do that, too. A key question raised by the new bill is whether patients, doctors and nurses would be able to escape the new government-run system when it fails to provide needed care—as such systems always do. Calling it “Medicare for All” is not...
  • Trip to New York’s DMV Looks Much Like Medicare for All

    04/04/2019 7:26:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/19 | Daniel Wiseman
    Medicare for all? Great idea until you realize you’ll be attending something akin to the local DMV To appreciate health care under the Insane Left’s “Medicare for All,” just visit your local, dysfunctional government office. Let me relate what happened to me when I tried to acquire a driver’s license at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and a replacement Social Security card as I did recently in Manhattan, and extrapolate this to health care. Surmise how many hours I spent going from office to office, and returning home or online to get another piece of identification.
  • Medicare for All Loses Momentum Among Democrats

    03/01/2019 8:36:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/01/19 | Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson
    Democratic support for Medicare for All is slipping from the high levels seen around the November midterm elections as voters worry about its price tag and the toll it would take on both private and employer health coverage. The proposal seeks to provide everyone in the U.S. with access to health coverage under a federal system that would replace Medicaid, Medicare, most private insurance and employer coverage. Progressive candidates issued full-throated endorsements during campaigns for congressional and state-level elections last November. As the message resonated among voters, even some centrist candidates joined as well. Now, enthusiasm for the proposal is...
  • Diamond and Silk Deliver Explosive Speech at CPAC 2019

    03/01/2019 11:24:10 AM PST · by grundle · 10 replies