Skip to comments.Democrats' Newest Plan: Nationalized Health Care
Posted on 09/13/2017 5:18:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Monday, two seemingly unrelated headlines made the news. The first: America's national debt had finally reached $20 trillion. The second: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker had finally come out in favor of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders' magical, mythical "Medicare-For-All" plan.
Of course, the two aren't unrelated at all. Once again, the Democratic Party is signing checks the country can't cash. Sanders' Medicare-For-All scheme would add some $13.8 trillion in spending over the first decade alone. Medicare already carries $58 trillion in unfunded liabilities, according to National Review. How unrealistic is Medicare-For-All? It's so unrealistic that the state of California has rejected a single-payer health care for being too expensive -- and California currently has a Democratic supermajority in the state assembly.
Yet Democrats continue to push further and further to the left, fearful of being outflanked. Booker isn't alone in his newfound embrace of socialized medicine. California's Sen. Kamala Harris has also endorsed Sanders' ridiculous plan. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be co-sponsoring Sanders' plan, as will Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
Why? Because Democrats are deeply frightened of being outflanked by socialists. There's no benefit to moving to the center when your base sees no purpose in fiscal responsibility. So instead, Democrats race one another to the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, Republicans cower in fear. Afraid of making the case for freedom, they compete with Democrats to see who can administer the giant state more "efficiently," as though efficiency were the key problem with statism. Thus, Republicans ran headlong from the possibility of repealing Obamacare, afraid that the American people would backlash against them for "taking away" some form of entitlement.
This is a mistake by Republicans. Yes, whoever touches entitlements pays a price. But that's not true if the alternative is a slide into total governmental control. That's the case Republicans made from the day Obamacare was initiated: that it was the first step toward socialized medicine. Now Democrats are showing that the Republican critique was true. Republicans ought to provide a binary choice here: Either slide into nationalized health care with Democrats or help us tear away the bulwarks of tyranny in health care in favor of freedom.
In exposing their own radicalism, the Democrats have provided Republicans with an opportunity to seize the middle with conservatism. Republicans need not bend before the media's insistence that health care is a government responsibility -- they can easily and honestly point at the Democratic frontrunners and identify the agenda. The question is whether Republicans have the courage to do so or whether they've bought the false narrative that President Trump won because he campaigned as a centrist. Trump won promising full Obamacare repeal. Republicans can do the same now and have the credibility of an awful alternative behind them.
All it takes is courage. Democratic cowardice has led the Party down the primrose path to full-on socialism. Now, Republicans must either make a stand against it or be complicit in bringing about that regime.
Newest? That has been the plan all along.
The Republicans have no courage. They can’t even repeal Obamacare when it counts.
And they vilify those with the courage to be truly conservative.
It’s time for guillotines.
But the donor class and their Uniparty of Criminal Government friends will still have their choice of private clinics and other such related privileges.
I am SURE the GOP will fight this plan tooth and nail.
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Oh, I crack myself up.
“The Republicans” never had any intention of repealing. So courage has nothing to do with it. They’ve just lied from the start.
LoL, very funny tagline my FRiend :-)
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Canadian media magnate Conrad Black, Rush Limbaugh’s buddy, told a Canadian interviewer earlier this year that a sign of a successful Trump presidency would be a universal health care system.
The single payer government system would shift the burden of healthcare costs away from business and to the taxpayers.
It would help business to have “socialized health care” by “socializing” the thousands of dollars employers pay for health care expenses for employees.
Its quite a game they got going in Canada.
Low corporate taxes and government bearing the costs of health care for employees to make Canada attractive for business.
But the little people pay user fees at parks, sales taxes and income taxes to foot the bill for a health care system that ends up rationing its services to seriously ill people.
The crony capitalists, corporatists who fund both political parties in this country would love “socialized health care” because it will benefit them.
They would be glad to have the Democrats help their cause.
The RATs have wanted "single payer" like Canada and the Scandinavian countries, for decades.
Democrats are deeply frightened of being outflanked by socialists.
What's the difference?
Neither Debbie Washrag Schultz nor The Beast can tell you that answer.
Yeah, ask Britain how that's working out
Yeah, ask Canada how that's working out
and then wonder why so many Canadians are coming over the border,
for health care and surgical procedures.
Then consider how so many countries with national health care are supporting euthanasia ($$$).
Thanks. I like yours as well!
This is easy. Mandarory military service for 10 years for everyone under age of 30. Then they can all go to the VA for the rest of their lives.
“Newest? That has been the plan all along.”
Yup, for sure. And, if the GOP doesn’t get off their @$$’$ and rescind Obama Care and replace with a good free market system I guarantee that the next time the Dem’s gain control we are going to get single payer nationalized health care.
The big, modern, medical tourism hospital in Bangkok loves the British and Canadian health care system. If it weren’t for those two countires it would not exist.
Democrats have to get back to recognizing that America is a republic and stop the communism / socialism /progressivism. Voters know.
Right. It was “newest” 30 years ago.
Of course, Obamacare is failing due to insurance companies profit motives...look how happy people on Medicare are..
Let the veterans have Trumps plan...their choice of the best doctors and hospitals, and on their own timetable.
Then change the name of the VA to the OCA (ObamaCare Administration) Make it the only plan available for registered democRATs and other parasites.
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