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Chet Ruminski Wrote: "Free Everything for All" It amazes me how so called Democrats that under their breath imply that health care is a human right and then try to demonize that right by the mocking term "Free Everything for All"". If health care is a human right then it is provided. I believe it is a right and a society and government should exist to provide it. It appears that some people feel that it cost to get health care and if people can't afford it then they can suffer more and die sooner.
I wont speak for Schmidt, but I mock that term because there's no such thing as a free lunch and it's disingenuous at best for Bernie to claim his proposed legislation won't bring about a massive tax hike on the lower and middle-classes. You can tax the wealthiest one percent at 99.99999999999999% and not come close to paying for Bernie's plan. The way this plan is written will require a monumental tax hike on the common man you profess to care so much about.
If you're ok with that then admit it! But stop attacking people who have the audacity to point out that this plan would cost trillions of dollars a year.
I've tried providing graphs, pictures, and links to articles from people that are a hell of a lot smarter than me in an attempt to show you that Bernie's plan isn't remotely feasible without dramatically increasing the tax burden on the lower classes. You have ignored them all because you ignore anything that goes against your preconceived beliefs.
I'm for single-payer, but I'm for a smart single-payer. Promising everything in the world "for free!" isn't smart. Casually writing off the concerns of the well over 150 million Americans who have employer based insurance and are used to getting high quality care from a specialized doctor isn't smart. Ignoring the fact that we already have a massive doctor shortage isn't smart. I can go on and on and on.
Bernie's plan isn't realistic. It promises the world while asking for nothing in return. We can do better.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: Obama's answer to people that couldn't afford health care insurance was they don't get health care insurance. That is the bottom line of how much help there is and that is why Trump is President. The Democratic Party abandoned the very people that they prevented from making a good living by giving financial control to self interests.
Are you insane? Obama's answer to the people that couldn't afford health insurance was to tell them they don't get health insurance? What the hell are you talking about?
Obama repeatedly said he preferred single-payer but knew it was a non-starter in Congress. His compromise (sorry for using that four letter word) was to push hard for the public option. One Senator, Joe Lieberman, said no and was willing to sabotage the entire bill if he didn't get his way. In order to get something passed, Obama compromised again and settled on Medicaid expansion.
The Supreme Court stepped in over a year later and said "nope, that's unconstitutional" and ruled that states don't have to expand Medicaid. Red states moved to block Medicaid expansion while blue states moved forward with it.
Seriously man. Your anger clouds your ability to think clearly. This country is not a monarchy. The President's powers are extremely limited outside of the armed forces. He can't just waive a wand and get everything he wants.
That's what Bernie is promising and that is what too many gullible Americans have convinced themselves of. I'm not gullible. I actually understand how this government functions.