The liberals are going to have to reap what they’ve sown now…
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders defended his big-spending plans for government-operated healthcare during the early stages of a debate on Thursday, but acknowledged some Americans would pay more taxes to implement it.
On the second night of back-to-back Democratic debates, Sanders said his Medicare-for-All healthcare plan would be fully paid for and reduce premiums for many but that some in the middle class might pay more.
“Yes, they will pay more in taxes but less in healthcare for what they get,” Sanders said as the debate in Miami got started.
Democratic front-runner Joe Biden said he would repeal Republican President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy.
“Donald Trump has put us in a horrible situation, we do have horrible income inequality,” Biden said. “I would be going about eliminating Donald Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy.”
Biden, the former vice president who is making his third White House bid, and Sanders, a U.S. senator who failed in his first bid in 2016, were at center stage in Thursday’s debate.
Biden has enjoyed a healthy lead in opinion polls since he entered the Democratic race to pick a challenger to Trump in the November 2020 election.
Sanders has been running second in most polls but has seen his support slipping in recent weeks, with some of his supporters switching to fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren.
The two top contenders shared the stage with eight other Democrats, including two other top-tier candidates: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California.
The debate also included U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Kirsten Gillibrand, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, self-help guru Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. All six are polling nationally around 1% or less.
In a surprisingly heated first debate on Wednesday night, 10 Democratic contenders including Warren clashed over healthcare and border policy but agreed there was a desperate need to remove Trump from the White House.
Src: The Federalist Papers
This scrade is not a debate, it is a horse and pony show to see who can give away the country the fasts! If nothing else people, remember these promises are just wishful thinking. Make me POTUS and you will get free everything for life, (or as long as the middle class can stand it). Progressive Socialism has two classes, them and us, or the ones that rule and the ones that work, so the ones that rule can goof off.
I think you have an excellent take on what’s going on. If only we could persuade others to take a hard look!
You have a good take on what’s going on. If only we could force some others to open their eyes.
#Truth! When will these sheeples recognize the ones doing the promising are all wealthy individuals? These candidates will promise everything under the sun but when push comes to shove really do NOT care about you. The only things they care about are themselves and continuing to line their pockets.
Look at their track records of giving to the programs they support. “crickets” As Mr. Shaw stated two classes 1. them and 2. us, unless you are there serving with them you are under number 2! Please feel free to take that literally and proverbially.
You are exactly right about a socialist country being controlled by the govt. or better Elite Democrats. If you do not believe this is true just watch shows about China, Russia, Noth Korea, Africa, Iran, etc. However, try to watch shows like Discovery or news that tell the truth.
If we ever become a socialist governed country you will see why most of the immigrants want to leave socialist countries. They are mostly poor because they pay excessive taxes, with minimal good jobs and/or salaries, poor health care, little or no education and have no rights. Just take a look what is going on in Venezuela, China, North Korea, etc. Do you really want your family to live under those conditions? I think not so the only recourse we have is to make sure we do not let one of these so called Democrats get into the WH and start voting them out of political positions starting in 2020
If the socialist Democratic parties ideologies and ideas are so good how come they have to brive voters with taxpayers money and use propaganda in the schools and colleges if it’s so damn good?
If the socialist Democratic parties ideologies and ideas are so good how come they have to bribe voters with taxpayers money and use propaganda in the schools and colleges?
Finish the dam Democrats, crush them once and for all
Socialism, does not work. Look at the countries that have it. How has it worked out for them?
When they talk about higher taxes, they should say, HIGHER taxes. A zillion taxes, taxes on everything and again, HIGH. I can’t stress enough the tax rate. For example, check out Canada and Venezuela for Socialism and medical care. Canadians come here for health care. More importantly, long wait times for medical care. There is a commercial out that gives examples of wait time but what they don’t show is, the “value” that is put on your age for a medical procedure. For example, if you need kidney surgery and you are in your 20’s and the operation cost is $1,000,000 the formula for you would be something like this, 70% of more productive work time, so the surgery would most likely be approved but if you are in your 60’s, same surgery, same cost but your productive work time is 25%, well you get the picture, most likely you would be denied because it would cost more to fix you then your productivity. Sad but true.
So much for preserving freedom. The site won’t publish my comment!