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  1. Exactly, tippy, which is why we have to stop spending twice as much a other OECD nation for a healthcare system with sub par outcomes. Evidence suggests that the public option is far more efficient than the status quo. What better way to balance the family budget than to spend less for a better product?
  2. Trump is known for meltdowns. Pelosi is known for calm under pressure. Who to believe?
  3. Some things will be paid by taxes. You do realize that is how the world already works?
  4. AOC doesn’t say that you can have everything for free. If you want to counter her argument, you’ll need to understand it better.
  5. I worked hard and achieved most of my goals. Did it without becoming an angry old white man with a grudge against the world. What went wrong for you that you would post such bitterness?
  6. I actually agree with you on this one. AOC means well but she gets the science wrong. It’s unhelpful.
  7. Sorry my taunts hurt your feelings, snowflake. Never mind, drink some koolaid and have a good cry.
  8. Unfortunately, healthcare is something like 17.8% of the economy. Health insurance is an extremely complex system that will not be easily wound down. Increased taxes are a certainty. Some people will have to accept reduced service if costs are to be managed. People who pay for their own insurance are easy. Eliminate their premiums and raise their taxes by a lesser amount. Those enrolled in an employer system would need to pay the extra taxes out of pocket. Can you mandate raises for those people to cover their taxes? What about retirees with gold plated health insurance as part of their retirement package? Will taxpayers assume that burden? And there are self insured companies and small businesses etc. Single payer is probably the most logical long term solution but there needs to be a transition. The devil will be in the details. Warren needs to offer those details up for debate.
  9. Obama certainly made mistakes. Nobody can top Bush’s blunders. Trump may try.
  10. Republicans have to sustain their tough guy narrative while defending Trump’s capitulation to Putin, Assad and Ergodan. The mental and logical gymnastics will be fascinating. 🤣
  11. You twist things to support a narrative. Taliban came from Pakistan. ISIS from Baathists and the ranks of young people who Bush Jr. had bombed. Membership came from around the world. Obama did not arm ISIS directly. They did capture weapons which had been supplied by US, Saudi Arabia and other countries to anti-Assad forces. https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-12-14/report-isis-gets-its-weapons-from-around-the-world-including-the-us
  12. No, Reagan gave us Al Quaeda who were former Mujahadeen. Bush Jr. gave us ISIS by disbanding the Iraqi army and swelled their ranks by bombing the sh-t out of innocent Iraqi civilians.
  13. No truce - a temporary agreement by Turkey to give the Kurds a few days to retreat. AKA - capitulation to Turkey.
  14. Betrayal of our partners': House condemns Trump's Syria troop withdrawal
  15. Obama didn’t command a hasty retreat and allow the Russians to seize American bases.
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