Diane Sori
by on June 27, 2019
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By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
"We are gonna end that and create a Medicare for All healthcare system which guarantees health care to every man, woman, and child and saves the average American substantial sums of money.” - Presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders
He's socialism's “Grandpa” for this generation of young liberal malcontents and “bat-shit crazy” to boot. There's no other way to describe Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the man who recently said he would “absolutely” give taxpayer-funded health care benefits to illegals, and that he would get Wall Street to pay off all student loan debts.
Thankfully, Bernie Sanders has no chance of becoming president...at least we hope not... no matter that come 2020 the dead and the illegals will be out en-mass to cast their much needed Democrat votes.
Seriously though, let's look at a page torn right out of the newest incarnation of the Democrat-Socialist handbook... the very handbook that dictates promise your audience the impossible as long as it gets you their votes. And in last week's promising “Medicare for All”...otherwise known as “universal health care”...at Miami's 'National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Candidates Forum', what Bernie did was try to “buy” as much of the the Latino vote as he could in light of President Trump's newest call for the deportation of primarily Mexican and Central Americans living in our country illegally... actually criminals all.
And when directly asked by the forum moderator whether or not he would include the “11 million undocumented immigrants” in his “Medicare for All” proposal, “Grandpa” Bernie... the man who guarantees health care to every man, woman, and child living in our country...had to admit that government-run health care indeed comes with flaws. And yet he emphatically stated, “Absolutely. When I talk about health care being a human right, last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings as well.”
Well...illegals might indeed be “human beings” Bernie, but you know as well as I do that both you, your party, and the illegals themselves are hell bent on bankrupting our country in the name of socialism and “free stuff”... “free stuff” that is anything but free. Ignoring the fact that not only would “Medicare for All” do away with all private health insurance by its transferring all private plans to a government-run single-payer plan...a plan he claims would do away with premiums, co-pays, and deductibles...it would also put illegals in the exact same health care pool that we law-abiding American citizens would be in.
So much for putting America and Americans first, huh Bernie.
And while some of Bernie's fellow Democrat presidential hopefuls are not on board with his doing away with all private insurance plans...front-runner Joe Biden amongst them is saying that while the U.S. should most assuredly provide complete health care for people “regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented,” he still would rather add a “public option” into the health care system that would compete with private plans. But know that Biden and the others are not against “Medicare for All” for altruistic reasons, but because it could cost them the votes of those in the Democrat masses who are happy with their private insurance plans.
So this leaves Bernie to continue pushing forward his “one size fits all” Medicare agenda especially to the snowflake kind who want any and everything for free. And to the bleeding heart liberals who cry phony crocodile tears that millions either have no insurance or simply cannot afford insurance deductibles and co-payments, Bernie is selling the nonsense that a single-payer government run insurance program would cover more services than traditional Medicare while at the same time eliminating most out-of-pocket costs. But what the bleeding hearts forget is that when the federal government gets involved in anything costs actually increase not decrease, and that our taxes do go up dramatically.
See video 'Bernie Wants Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens' here: https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2019/06/op-ed-buying-votes.html
And something truly important that Bernie doesn't want folks to know is exactly how much the nightmare of “Medicare for All” would cost. So here is that very number as per a 2018 Mercatus Center study...the cost to nationalize the health care industry they estimate to be around $32.6 trillion over 10 years. And that staggering number is just the jump off point as said estimate does not include the implementation costs of actually putting the illegals on our taxpayer dime what with apprehension numbers going up by the day.
So while Bernie claims that insurance and major drug companies are starting to “spend tens and tens of millions of dollars to fight against 'Medicare for All'”...I say they know a disaster when they see one. And what's being ignored by Bernie and crew is the very fact that “Medicare for All” is truly unfair to we hard working American citizens who have paid into the Medicare system the entirety of our working lives...we get screwed as the illegals get any and everything they truly don't deserve.
“Today, we are entering a proposal which will allow every person in this country to get all of the education that they need to live out their dreams,” or so says Bernie Sanders,
And with those words, socialism's “Grandpa” reiterated his wanting to do away with all current student loan debt. Can it be anymore obvious that he's trying to “buy” the millennial vote...I mean really Bernie, even a blind man can see that.
So what exactly is Bernie proposing that's got millennials drooling over his vote buying shopping list that caters especially to them? To start with how about that all the student loan debts of nearly 45 million graduates (totaling roughly $1.6 trillion) would simply go away, and that tuition and fees for undergraduate students at public four-year colleges and universities as well as at community colleges would now be free...all while Bernie hushes up the fact that it would cost about $75 billion annually to do so.
Also not being said is that the federal government will only fund two-thirds of said cost thus leaving the states to bear the remaining costs. But of course Bernie has an answer for that, whether it be a realistic answer or not, as in that while the amount of federal money exceeds what states take in with undergraduate tuition, the states really shouldn’t have to worry about a shortfall as a result of his program...yeah right...ever so sarcastically said.
And if that's not enough how about Bernie's list including the capping of student loan interest rates, expanding Pell grants, cancelling tuition for both trade schools and apprenticeship programs, as well as giving more funding to “historically” black universities, tribal colleges, and other minority institutions. In other words, Bernie Sanders wants to bring back what was the racist nightmare known as 'Affirmative Action,' just without calling it that.
And Bernie added to this list that those colleges and universities seeking federal higher education aid must enter into an annual agreement with the Education Department that would include a number of stipulations...stipulations like a prohibition on raising tuition for out-of-state students, requiring the maintaining of high educational standards, reducing the number of low-paid adjunct faculty, and doing so while maintaining state funding for need-based financial aid.
So I guess under Bernie's plan we'd see a lot of colleges and universities going broke and having to close their doors for what he's proposing is akin to blackmail of sorts.
So how does Bernie intend to pay for the what would be an estimated $2.2 trillion price tag for his millennial vote buying shopping list...a list he claims would be marked "paid-in-full" within but six months time? Well...of course by raising our taxes and also by imposing a “Wall Street Speculation Tax” on financial investment transactions... taxing the rich yet again by placing a he says small “levy” on every stock, bond, and derivative sold within the U.S. Designed specifically to discourage speculation within the market...as in it's not being aimed at “middle-class” investors who tend to leave their money in the market to grow over longer periods of time, but is instead aimed to curb short-term activity among high-frequency traders...as in cut back on computer-generated, high-speed trading...traders and trading by the rich who Bernie sees as having a “destabilizing effect” on the market.
And Bernie unveiled this very nonsense last month before Congress in what he called the “Inclusive Prosperity Act”...a bill he co-sponsored with of all people America-hating muslima Ilhan Omar...a tax actually that would be used to punish "capital formation." How so...by seeing Wall Street trades taxed at a rate of 0.5 percent for stocks and 0.1 percent for bonds, meaning that a stock trade of $1,000 for example would thus see a cost of $5 being added to it. Seems like small potatoes right...it's not small potatoes when you add together all the hundreds of million of stock trades done daily.
See video 'Bernie Sanders announces plan to eliminate...' here: https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2019/06/op-ed-buying-votes.html
But know this idea of placing a tax on financial transactions is not something Bernie Sanders thought up all by himself, because over the years similar versions of what Bernie is now proposing has already been proposed by economists John Maynard Keynes and James Tobin. In fact, there actually was such a tax in the U.S. until 1966, and such a tax exists in many countries even today.
So while the 'Joint Committee on Taxation' (JCT) believes such a move would increase revenues by about $777 billion between now and 2028...which is still not enough to pay off the $2.2 trillion student loan price tag...JCT also reminds us that there are other serious downsides to such a Wall Street tax as Bernie is proposing, including the fact that it would “discourage activity that stabilizes asset and stock prices, reducing liquidity, and ultimately possibly even reducing household wealth and consumption.”
So how does Wall Street itself feel about the man who said, “In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street. Now it's time to tax Wall Street's greed to help the American people,” and how do they feel about his tax plan...simply they warn that such a move could make markets more volatile and that the costs would ultimately be borne by American taxpayers. And industry groups and experts say the cost of the “levy” would be shouldered by Main Street investors either directly as trading houses pass along the expense in higher fees and wider spreads, or indirectly through lower returns in mutual fund and pension accounts.
“I don’t often use the phrase, but today we are, in fact, offering a revolutionary proposal. Today, we are entering a proposal which will allow every person in this country to get all of the education that they need to live out their dreams,” So says Bernie Sanders who longs to see socialism's mantra coming to life yet again...as in screw the wealthy until you run out of their money and then go after the monies of the middle class. An idea doomed to fail but an idea that Bernie still hopes will take the America we all know down.
”Grandpa” Bernie and his fellow Democrat-Socialists must be so very proud.
Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.
https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2019/06/op-ed-buying-votes.html
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