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  • When will Democrats wake up and resist the socialists' scheme to take over their party?

    09/20/2018 9:44:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 20, 2018 | By Bryan Dean Wright
    When President Obama embraced “Medicare for All” earlier this month, it was a remarkable moment. Not because the proposal will be adopted (it won’t) or because the price tag would bankrupt the nation (it would). Rather, it was a remarkable moment because a former American president played the role of enabler for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Indeed, Obama’s endorsement was a moment of great celebration for an organization that for years has plotted to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a parasitic host to remake the nation. Here’s how. Back in 2012, the Vice Chairman of...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Bernie Sanders and the "The Medicare-for-All" Hoax

    09/12/2018 9:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/12/2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift on Friday, endorsing "Medicare-for-all" -- a single-payer health system -- for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination, and many Dems vying for Congressional seats this fall, are backing it, too. But beware. They're pulling a bait-and-switch. The phrase "Medicare-for-all" sounds as American as apple pie. A new Reuters poll shows 70 percent of Americans respond to it favorably. That's because the public isn't getting the truth about what it means. The actual plan these Democrats are pushing doesn't look anything like Medicare. They're slapping the Medicare label on...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass “her plan” rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...
  • Ocasio-Cortez mocks GOP for 'corny' attacks on Beto O'Rourke

    09/02/2018 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the GOP on Thursday for “corny” attacks against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) that invoked his former band. The Texas Republican Party took a shot at O’Rourke’s 1990s punk band called Foss on Twitter this week after he refused to debate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whose seat O'Rourke is running for, by tweeting, "Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz because he already had plans." “Why is the GOP so corny?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Thursday.
  • Gillum: Florida would tax corporations, join other states to pay for Medicare for all

    09/02/2018 7:37:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/18 | Brett Samuels
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) said Sunday that he would increase taxes on corporations in the state to help fund his plan to provide Medicare for all. Gillum was pressed on CNN's "State of the Union" about his pledge to provide medical care for everyone in his state, including how he would pay for it. "I don’t buy that," Gillum said when asked if higher taxes are a prerequisite of Medicare for all. "I will absolutely not raise taxes on everyday working Floridians."
  • Gillum: Medicare for All Won’t Work in Florida Alone, We’d Need ‘Confederation of States’

    08/30/2018 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/29/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    29 Aug 20187,254 On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said that for Florida to do a Medicare for all system, “we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida.” Gillum stated, “Well, the budget deficit in this state is going to be largely driven by the great big tax giveaways that Republicans have pursued nearly every legislative session that I can remember. We know that the fastest growing part of the state’s budget is...
  • Primary upset in Florida makes it official – It’s gonna be Trump vs the looney left in November

    08/29/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 29, 2018 | John Fund
    Tuesday’s primaries show there’s no doubt the Democratic Party is lurching to the left. The last time Florida Democrats won the state’s governorship was in 1994. With GOP Gov. Rick Scott leaving office to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic Party leaders were determined to nominate a candidate who could appeal to centrists. They recruited former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of a popular former governor and U.S. senator, who had won support from business in the past. But in a major upset, Graham lost the gubernatorial primary to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who had the endorsement of Bernie Sanders...
  • Hillman column: Jared Polis’ health care hypocrisy ( Colorado )

    08/26/2018 7:24:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Swift Communications - Capitol Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Mark Hillman
    Just two years after Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a costly, unworkable universal health care ballot measure, Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor, is sidling up with the same kooky progressives who brought us the failed ColoradoCare proposal by touting "Medicare for all." Coloradans should be skeptical that the $387 Million Man really means, "Medicare for you – but not for me." After all, he can buy his way out of a lousy government health care system after he wrecks health care for the rest of us. Amendment 69 was rejected 79 percent to 21 percent by Colorado voters...
  • Poll: 70% support 'Medicare for All'

    08/24/2018 8:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2018 | Rick Moran
    A Reuters-Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans support the socialist health care scheme "Medicare for All."  And 60% support "free" college tuition. The Hill: The Reuters-Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans. Medicare for all has been in the headlines after a study by the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University found it would lead to $32.6 trillion increase in federal spending over a 10-year period. The study's author, Charles Blahous, wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that even doubling taxes would not cover the bill for a single-payer health-care system....
  • Seventy percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' in new poll

    08/23/2018 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | Megan Keller
    A vast majority — 70 percent — of Americans in a new poll supports "Medicare for all," also known as a single-payer health-care system. The Reuters–Ipsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans. Medicare for all has been in the headlines after a study by the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University found it would lead to $32.6 trillion increase in federal spending over a 10-year period. The study’s author, Charles Blahous, wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that even doubling taxes would not cover the...
  • The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/17/2018 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    WFB ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Matthew Continettii
    The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets. What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair...
  • Poster Boy/Girl For Public Education

    08/16/2018 5:20:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-16-18 | MOTUS
    Yes, there is something worse than socialists winning elections in America: socialists so uneducated/stupid they don’t even know they’re socialists. Christine Hallquist, after winning Vermont governor primary: “I’m Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is.” “So I just don't have the background to answer that question.” I don’t blame Christine – who’s running on a socialist platform of universal health care and free public college – for not knowing he’s a socialist, heck, he doesn’t even know what gender he is.But come on, people of Vermont, you can still tell the difference, right?Christine: poster boy/girl for universal public education....
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Medicare For All Is Cheaper Because It Reduces Funeral Costs

    08/09/2018 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fun. No, I mean that in all sincerity; she’s a fun candidate. She’s now one of the faces of the emerging left wing of the Democratic Party. Some have even called her the future of the Democratic Party. Maybe they should slow their roll on her, but hey—a Democratic implosion of rising talent is always a fun show to watch. She’s feisty. She has her moments, but when it comes to the policy discussion for her television hits, she veers into rocky shoals. casio-Cortez is clueless on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, playing whack-a-mole concerning whether there should be...
  • Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortez: Socialize Medicine will be Cheap because of Fewer Funerals! – Video

    08/09/2018 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 105 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2018 | Brian
    Oh my! The darling of the Democrats - Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that Socialized Medicine would actually be less expensive for the Government because people won't have to pay for funerals! Uh, bless her heart! It is frightening that there are actually people in power who are this stupid. Flat-out stupid. Basically, she has no answer for how the Socialists (Democrats) will pay for their pipe dreams - at least not an answer that people will accept. The truth is that it would take massive tax increases on EVERYONE - not just the rich - to...
  • This Could Be a Game-Changer for Retirement Savers

    08/02/2018 10:16:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Aug 2, 2018 at 6:08AM | Matthew Frankel (TMFMathGuy)
    Legislation that would dramatically increase an important contribution limit just cleared a major hurdle. The House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of legislation that would make significant changes to health savings accounts (HSAs), including a massive increase in the amount of tax-deferred contributions that could be made to them. These changes could not only allow Americans to get more of a tax deduction for their healthcare expenditures, but they could also help participants build their retirement nest eggs at a faster rate. Here's a rundown of what the new HSA contribution limit could be, why it matters for retirement...
  • Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push Medicare for All

    07/31/2018 5:31:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Peter Sullivan
    Democrats are laying the groundwork to make a push for “Medicare for All” legislation if they win back the House in November. More than 60 House Democrats launched a Medicare for All caucus this month, a sign of the popularity surrounding the concept of a government-run health insurance system for all that’s supported by liberal firebrands like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The caucus plans to hold briefings with experts as part of its efforts to revise a previous bill that will act as the framework for future legislation to establish single-payer national health insurance. “We're going to do what it takes to...
  • Study proves that ‘Medicare for all’ will BANKRUPT the country in 10 years

    Collapse: One of “Democratic” presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ biggest campaign promises in 2016 was “Medicare for all” — the unofficial name of his universal healthcare plan. Like all avowed socialists, big ideas are based not on any realistic ability to pay for them, but rather on the notion that in order to get the big ideas passed, you’ve got to bribe voters with other peoples’ money so they’ll support you. Well, Bernie got jobbed out of the Democratic Party nomination by a corrupt DNC and an equally corrupt rival, Hillary Clinton, and the rest is history. Too bad the Medicare-for-all...
  • Study: 'Medicare for all' would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years

    07/30/2018 8:59:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2018 | Rick Moran
    The Mercatus Center, a libertarian think-tank out of George Mason University, is releasing a study today that will show how much Vermont senator Bernie Sanders's "Medicare for all" idea would cost. Over ten years: $32.6 trillion. The Associated Press wants to make sure you read that correctly: That's trillion with a "T." The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia.  It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs,...
  • Study: ‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

    07/29/2018 10:14:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Jul 2018 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for health care, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found.