The war on poverty has been an abject failure on every level. I'm not sure how to solve it (I've tossed out the idea of eliminating all entitlements, and providing a small guaranteed income for all, which (along with single-payer healthcare) would provide all the social safety I think I'd ever care to supply my fellow Americans while still providing incentive to better oneself (unlike means-tested benefits). I'd dump the whole current means-tested entitlement systems, ideally.
Barring the above, I see no reason entitlements such as welfare & disability couldn't be curtailed substantially; strictly from anecdotal experience, a huge number of the recipients I know are abusing the system - easily 1/2 of the one's I know, maybe more (I know this is not a statistical sample - but I'd cut them drastically).
If we were to cut the current entitlements, along with closing some of the tax loopholes I listed in my prior post, I'd like us to then zero-out the deficit and use the rest for sensible social programs that are not means tested, along with infrastructure improvement. I'd also toss a few obligatory bucks at the national debt, just to look good.
As to single-payer healthcare, I'm not sure where your figures of 40-60% "tax" come from, but we are already have 43% of our fellow Americans being provided single-payer healthcare in this country (Medicare, MedicAid, Disability) - I'd extend it (MediCare) for all in a sliding fashion over quite a few years so as to not shock the system. I'd keep our current private provider system, so most accurately we'd have a single-payer/private provider system. As to costs, they'd have to be curtailed absolutely - I believe this is the key. Other countries have done this, and quite a few have better healthcare outcomes than we currently do, and they have lower costs as well.
He's a Socialist and given Socialisms current state of failure and bankruptcy I cannot believe ANYONE takes his candidacy seriously.
It's like taking the formulation that "If men were angels, we would need no government", and then excusing whatever you wanted to do with government by exclaiming "Oh but I would prefer that men be angels!" Well thanks, jack, for that incredible insight.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
What's to comment on? They like something he did isn't even remotely close to Bernie being allied with them. If that's how you view the world then I'll align the GOP with the American fascist movement. Your logic makes no sense.
I havent watched the video yet so maybe it explains it better
but just on the thread title . . . .the GOP doesnt have family values and never did . . . ever
now im not saying GOPers dont have family values . . .of course some do
Im simply pointing out the fact that family values belong to all of us and the GOP never owned them, were responsible for them, were good factual examples of them or the champion force of them . . . no party was . . . .