12 Sep 2017

chart showing the tens of trillions in debt Bernie Sanders' single payer plan would add to the national debt
Left wing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to release legislation based on his 'single payer', socialized healthcare plan soon, which means it's time to revisit the false claims he made about it during the his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton, and especially the huge gap between the reality of how much it would cost, and how much Sanders falsely claimed it would cost.     In line with Sanders' pattern - falling  inline with that of corrupt politicians from time immemorial - of giving more than he takes and passing the bill to future generations to pay off, the Sanders campaign released cost estimates of around $13.8 trillion over the first ten years. The problem with that is it's completely disconnected from reality - independent estimates from economic think tanks put it around half of the actual cost. This chart, from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget - a widely respected nonpartisan fiscal organi...

19 Jan 2011

This isn’t an opinion piece on the merits and downfalls of the Heath Care Reform package passed last year. Like most people who actually know what is in the bill, I like parts of it, and think other parts should be repealed before they have the chance to go into effect. But no matter where you stand on the issue, we can all agree that our representatives in Washington should not waste their time on dog and pony shows that have no chance of passing. My representative, Lee Terry, (like most Republicans) is against the bill and is likely to support his party’s efforts to waste the time we gave them to work on solving our nation’s long list of extremely difficult problems. But unlike Democrats, most of which only seem intent on stonewalling any effort to make any changes to the bill, excepting a notable few, there are in fact those who have ideas on what is within the realm of possibility, in regards to reforming parts of the health care bill. ...