Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What are they thinking?

When Democrats are in charge                                               

Das Bernie

On Sunday night... someone finally thought to ask Bernie Sanders about his home state's experience adopting a single-payer healthcare system.

Vermont had planned to use Obamacare and the millions in federal grants that accompanied it as a jumping-off point for establishing its own universal state-run health insurance system. The plan had to be abandoned, however, when lawmakers and the state's Democratic governor were finally informed it would require a doubling of the state's budget.

When Andrea Mitchell asked the question, Sanders gave just the sort of weak answer you'd expect.

"Let me just say that you might want to ask the governor of the state of Vermont why he could not do it," Sanders said. "I'm not the governor. I'm the senator from the state of Vermont."

Of course, this is a rather damning commentary on the policy. Vermont's governor, unlike its senator, has to worry about budgets balancing and taxpayer rebellions and the like. [Full]

And there's this .... a list of Bernie Sanders' $19.6 trillion in tax hikes


Sonoboy said...

If memory serves, didn't the Clintons (collectively known as 'Billary' at the time) endorse Bernie Sanders run for the Senate, OVER the Democratic Candidate for Vermont? It's funny, the things that will haunt us later in life. How ironic it will be if his groundswell leads to her defeat in the primaries.

Sonoboy said...

I like irony.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

How apropos that Democrats must choose between Lenin or Stalin

Sonoboy said...

Actually, Rodger, I'm beginning to think Rush might be right on his call that Bernie will NEVER be allowed to represent the Dims. If it starts to look like Hillary will either lose to Bernie or present a poor showing due to the perceived loss of millennial voters, the DNC types will unleash the FBI to 'take her out', and allow the 'needed' entry of Joe and the fauxcahontas.

Anonymous said...

Scuttlebutt we've heard is that it'll be Governor Moonbeam who'll take up the mantle of the fallen Hillary…

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

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