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    Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    I was amazed last night the Bernie was asked where he was going to get all the money, 100 TRILLION DOLLARS he needs to pay for all the free shi-----stuff he is promising everyone. He always says they dont have the hours and hours for him to explain where it will come from.

    The press should then say----------------ok issue a condensed white paper ASAP to explain where all that much money will come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Every other country in the world pays dramatically less per capita than we do, maybe we could take the trillions in savings and put it towards other things that actually help Americans.

    Why dont you explain to us why you want Americans to continue to go bankrupt from medical debt and how you're going to pay for that.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Logical1 View Post
    I was amazed last night the Bernie was asked where he was going to get all the money, 100 TRILLION DOLLARS he needs to pay for all the free shi-----stuff he is promising everyone. He always says they dont have the hours and hours for him to explain where it will come from.

    The press should then say----------------ok issue a condensed white paper ASAP to explain where all that much money will come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    100 trillion would appear to be a number blown up beyond even Trumpian hyperbole. But the point is well taken. Bernie has not reconciled the cost nor the impact of his platform planks. He has not reconciled the cost. He is way off on M4A and his other free stuff planks are illogically funded. Neither has he addressed the impact of his plans on what is still a CAPITALIST country in spite of all efforts from the far Left to claim that its not in a wild eyed effort to offer that we are already a Socialist country.

    Trumpettes and Bernie Bros should get together. There is not much to distinguish between them when it comes to short term transactional nonsense regardless of the collateral damage. If its Trump v Bernie we will have an election of "we don't want more brown people" vs "we don't want to be responsible for our own obligations". That will be the crux of the election.

    Notice that even Healthcare gets shoved to the sideline.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Logical1 View Post
    I was amazed last night the Bernie was asked where he was going to get all the money, 100 TRILLION DOLLARS he needs to pay for all the free shi-----stuff he is promising everyone. He always says they dont have the hours and hours for him to explain where it will come from.

    The press should then say----------------ok issue a condensed white paper ASAP to explain where all that much money will come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To be fair, Bernie said on 60 Minutes that it would be 30 trillion dollars.

    And like with all government stuff it will cost twice as much, so 60 trillion.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Every other country in the world pays dramatically less per capita than we do, maybe we could take the trillions in savings and put it towards other things that actually help Americans.

    Why dont you explain to us why you want Americans to continue to go bankrupt from medical debt and how you're going to pay for that.
    But that is totally wrong. Look at Sweden that the left hold up all the time. Their income tax is nearly 60% and they have a VAT of 26%. The add in what their tax on a gallon of gas is!!!! The is "dramatically less" I dont think so.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    To be fair, Bernie said on 60 Minutes that it would be 30 trillion dollars.

    And like with all government stuff it will cost twice as much, so 60 trillion.
    Sure Bernie said 30 trillion, but independent people say it will add up to at least 100 trillion over 10 years.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    As soon as people start saying "we can take the savings...." from creating a socialized health care plan, what they are saying without saying it is "we are going to tax the **** out of you".

    How much.

    Well...you know...I mean...people already pay a lot for health care.....

    How much.

    Why do people ask "how much?" they never seem to care when it is them paying for their own insurance plans, premiums and deductibles that we caused to go through the roof...so...I mean...why should they care if we tax them more....

    How much.

    Look...if we had to actuall add up all the programs we are offering plus the green new deal and promising to give everyone a living 'wage' even if they arent working and providing housing and food and water and clothing all as a 'right...sure...its going to cost a lot of money...and that means everyone will have to pay more taxes....

    How much.

    How much...how much...do you ask how much when we talk about fighting wars or natural disasters? I mean...the cost of things like free education...free college...paying off student loan debt...that all costs money too...

    How much...

    Maybe...I dont know....roughly...across the board...for everyone...I mean...who knows...but...maybe...70....80%...BUT...you will have FREE health care...and FREE college (even if you dont go to college it will be free for those you are paying for) and your tax dollars will be giving unemployed people a livable wage so they dont have to work and its all FREE....so really...thats a bargain at 70-80%...maybe, It could be more. Or it could totally bankrupt everything. BUT STILL...its all FREE.

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Logical1 View Post
    I was amazed last night the Bernie was asked where he was going to get all the money, 100 TRILLION DOLLARS he needs to pay for all the free shi-----stuff he is promising everyone. He always says they dont have the hours and hours for him to explain where it will come from.

    The press should then say----------------ok issue a condensed white paper ASAP to explain where all that much money will come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here's the deal:

    We ain't getting a wall, we ain't getting Medicare-for all!

    So take your ideological pick, knowing full-well you'll only get a slight amount of what you want - but that's better than the slight amount the other guy will take away!
    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Here's the deal:

    We ain't getting a wall, we ain't getting Medicare-for all!

    So take your ideological pick, knowing full-well you'll only get a slight amount of what you want - but that's better than the slight amount the other guy will take away!
    Christ we are fvcked up, aren't we!

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    Re: Why doesnt the press call Bernie's bluff and excuse

    Quote Originally Posted by jnug View Post
    Christ we are fvcked up, aren't we!
    Actually, that's the way it was designed to be!
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