How many of you are for Medicare for all?
I was looking at the plan. They would give everyone Medicare part A. sound great but have you ever used Medicare part A t go to the doctor's?
Medicare part A only covers hospitalization and hospice care. That is right, no annual check-ups, no flu shots, no xrays, no setting of bones in case
you break one, nothing even remotely that most medical insurance covers, like an examination if you break out in a rash, no pneumonia vaccinations,
not even discounted pharmaceuticals.
The whole Medicare for All is an empty boat, It floats but wont carry you anywhere.
These are many of the empty promises the left is using to get voters.
In High School (1974), in our civic class, we were to have a vote for a class president to Demonstrate how both popular vote and Electoral College
votes work. I ran, for shorter class time, a class Movie every Friday and I promised I would give everyone regardless of who they voted for a candy
bar. The class was divided into 6 groups each one had an electoral vote and we campaigned for one month in class only of course.
At the end of the 30 days the vote was taken, I lost the popular vote by 3 votes but I had all the electoral votes. In the end I gave everyone a
cheap candy bar. The one many of the voters in the class would never buy that kind because they were not that good.
What it proved was you can buy votes by offering free stuff and nice policies (which by the way were never passed by our class House and Senate. Our
civic teacher could not believe that people would vote for the shiny objects of a candidates plan to get votes instead of voting for the issues that
make more sense communally.
Our 1974 civics class is now being playing out in the real world of US politics. An openly gay man claiming to be a Christian, a fake Indian
promising free medical, a openly socialist 70 plus year old who says he hates the rich while he himself owns three very nice homes, these are the
players playing with the future of the US just to gain power.
BTW, while some of them have some differing policy promises there is one thing they are all running one and that is "to beat Donald Trump". While I
do not like Trump's personality, I will have to give him credit. I give him the first year in offices as inheriting the economy that began to do
well, but the last two and half years are all on him. He has made our military stronger, he has made the US respected again. Even if leaders talk
bad about him behind his back, they are kissing his ring when face to face (cowards). He did the right thing in getting the new trade deal with Canada
and Mexico and trying to get one done with China. I found his pulling us out of the Paris Accord was a great move, not only did we meet and surpass
our green house gas emissions as agreed to in the Accord we wont have to pay billions of dollars in so called carbon taxes that go to the UN who don't
do a thing for us anyway.
Anyway, I don't think going the way of the Democrats just to get rid of Trump is the correct strategy for our country. And if the Dems do win the
presidency, I see a recession or maybe even a depression not because of Trump's policies but because the investors and even private citizens will lose
faith in the direction the Dems want to take America.
We need to stop looking at the shiny promises and look to what really matters to everyone, a great economy, a great job's market and a great America.
We should never vote for looks but for substance.
edit on 12/24/2019 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)