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On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president. In one…

 

On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president.

 

In one memorable moment, conservative host Bret Baier tried to feel out the attendees’ thoughts on “Medicare for All” — the colloquial term for folding all health insurance into a universal, comprehensive single-payer system that makes health care free at the point of use. And he was greeted by enthusiastic support for the measure.

 
 

“I want to ask the audience a question,” said Baier. “If you could raise your hand here, show of hands of how many people get their insurance from their work, private insurance, right now, how many get it from private insurance.”

 

Several people raised their hands, including Sanders himself (as a senator, he is legally obligated to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although the federal government subsidizes his plan.)

 

Okay,” said Baier. “Now of those, how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?”

 

Most of the hands stayed in the air, and cheers went up.

 
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5 minutes ago, guilluamezenz said:

On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president. In one…

 

On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president.

 

In one memorable moment, conservative host Bret Baier tried to feel out the attendees’ thoughts on “Medicare for All” — the colloquial term for folding all health insurance into a universal, comprehensive single-payer system that makes health care free at the point of use. And he was greeted by enthusiastic support for the measure.

 
 

“I want to ask the audience a question,” said Baier. “If you could raise your hand here, show of hands of how many people get their insurance from their work, private insurance, right now, how many get it from private insurance.”

 

Several people raised their hands, including Sanders himself (as a senator, he is legally obligated to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although the federal government subsidizes his plan.)

 

Okay,” said Baier. “Now of those, how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?”

 

Most of the hands stayed in the air, and cheers went up.

 
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You misrepresented what happened.

 

It was a logical question about Medicare for all...and the room was naturally full of Bernie supporters.

 

What did you expect?  

 

Thread fail.

 

Bret Baier gave the Bernie supporters an opportunity to cheer Bernie.

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I watched the entire show..

 

It was nothing as you described...

 

Did you hear the abortion question ?

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Just now, Z09 said:

I watched the entire show..

 

It was nothing as you described...

 

Did you hear the abortion question ?

gullible framed the OP falsely.

 

Bret Baier had to know the audience would cheer...guillible took the low road.

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26 minutes ago, Z09 said:

I watched the entire show..

 

It was nothing as you described...

 

Did you hear the abortion question ?

I'm over half way through Bernie's townhall on Fox News.

 

So far it looks like gullible totally misrepresented the facts.

 

I would say that gullible is less interested in Bernie as a candidate and more interested in looking for a reason to be critical about Fox News.

 

So far it looks like Fox is being fair and respectful to Bernie...unlike how Lester Holt/NBC was to Trump when he debated Hillary.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Z09 said:

I watched the entire show..

 

It was nothing as you described...

 

Did you hear the abortion question ?

Stop lying.

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1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president. In one…

 

On Monday, Fox News hosted a town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who showcased his policy ideas ahead of his run for president.

 

In one memorable moment, conservative host Bret Baier tried to feel out the attendees’ thoughts on “Medicare for All” — the colloquial term for folding all health insurance into a universal, comprehensive single-payer system that makes health care free at the point of use. And he was greeted by enthusiastic support for the measure.

 
 

“I want to ask the audience a question,” said Baier. “If you could raise your hand here, show of hands of how many people get their insurance from their work, private insurance, right now, how many get it from private insurance.”

 

Several people raised their hands, including Sanders himself (as a senator, he is legally obligated to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although the federal government subsidizes his plan.)

 

Okay,” said Baier. “Now of those, how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?”

 

Most of the hands stayed in the air, and cheers went up.

 
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yer a liar...I never watched it but you are a liar...so I have to assume you are lying here....

 

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3 minutes ago, BlueDoggL said:

Stop lying.

yer a liar too.....

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3 hours ago, personreal said:

You misrepresented what happened.

 

It was a logical question about Medicare for all...and the room was naturally full of Bernie supporters.

 

What did you expect?  

 

Thread fail.

 

Bret Baier gave the Bernie supporters an opportunity to cheer Bernie.

 

guillitina is a desperate Frenchie who wants to see America fall.

 

 

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2 hours ago, BlueDoggL said:

Stop lying.

you stop lying,  nigacrat

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1 hour ago, JTZilla said:

you stop lying,  nigacrat

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Trump Country is depraved and so are you loser.

 

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I'm happy to see you scum have short lifespans. OINK!

 

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8 hours ago, personreal said:

You misrepresented what happened.

 

It was a logical question about Medicare for all...and the room was naturally full of Bernie supporters.

 

What did you expect?  

 

Thread fail.

 

Bret Baier gave the Bernie supporters an opportunity to cheer Bernie.

😂Not to mention he didn't actually give them the price tag.....🤣

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It was hilarious,Sanders is a complete fool.

 

"Bernie, what do you think we should do at the border?" Bernie-I think we need a comprehensive plan at the Border that works.   No follow up questions,Lemming crowd claps and cheers.

"Bernie,How you gonna pay for all your free crap?". Bernie-I think we need to tax big corporations,and we need a comprehensive plan that works. No follow up questions, Lemming crowd claps like the fools that they are.

Pretty much the whole night was ditto of above, what a complete joke!

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, 123urout said:

It was hilarious,Sanders is a complete fool.

 

"Bernie, what do you think we should do at the border?" Bernie-I think we need a comprehensive plan at the Border that works.   No follow up questions,Lemming crowd claps and cheers.

"Bernie,How you gonna pay for all your free crap?". Bernie-I think we need to tax big corporations,and we need a comprehensive plan that works. No follow up questions, Lemming crowd claps like the fools that they are.

Pretty much the whole night was ditto of above, what a complete joke!

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, king of the county said:

How can a millionaire be in the 26% bracket?

Didn't he say he wanted a 70% tax rate?

He could have paid extra

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24 minutes ago, Z09 said:

Didn't he say he wanted a 70% tax rate?

He could have paid extra

He should set the example.   I filed an e tension and write a $8,000 check to us treasury.   I have the most taken out of pay that i can wtf?

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meanwhile.....the red states continue to be Subsidized by the Blue States/Gov't....and have been since 1865...(when they lost the War they started to Expand and keep Slavery)

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

meanwhile.....the red states continue to be Subsidized by the Blue States/Gov't....and have been since 1865...(when they lost the War they started to Expand and keep Slavery)

 

3 hours ago, 123urout said:

It was hilarious,Sanders is a complete fool.

 

"Bernie, what do you think we should do at the border?" Bernie-I think we need a comprehensive plan at the Border that works.   No follow up questions,Lemming crowd claps and cheers.

"Bernie,How you gonna pay for all your free crap?". Bernie-I think we need to tax big corporations,and we need a comprehensive plan that works. No follow up questions, Lemming crowd claps like the fools that they are.

Pretty much the whole night was ditto of above, what a complete joke!

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, benson13 said:

meanwhile.....the red states continue to be Subsidized by the Blue States/Gov't....and have been since 1865...(when they lost the War they started to Expand and keep Slavery)

 

14 minutes ago, benson13 said:

meanwhile.....the red states continue to be Subsidized by the Blue States/Gov't....and have been since 1865...(when they lost the War they started to Expand and keep Slavery)

Meanwhile...

The economy is very strong

Record low unemployment benny

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Zhannity

"duh.....duh.....Obama added $10 trillion"

 

 

$9 Trillion of debt was added during Obamas 8 years due to the 3rd repubiKlan Depression, (Banks Failing and the Financial System almost collasping) and a World recession because of it...not to mention the gops WAR OF LIES

 

and half that debt was Interest on the gop induced debt

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republicans have been on a jihad to BANKRUPT the Government for almost 40 years

 

Republicans have been on a jihad to bankrupt the government for almost 40 years for two reasons: they believe government is inherently evil and that the rich are better than the rest of us by virtue of being rich.

 

Ever since Reagan, the GOP has managed to cut taxes, primarily for the rich. Then they waltz away from the damage knowing both that programs will have to be cut to pay for the tax cuts and that their successors will have to raise taxes to stop the bleeding.

 

The Reagan tax cuts spurred short-term growth for a few fiscal quarters and then caused the debt and deficit to explode so that President George H.W. Bush had to raise taxes. His son went Reagan one better. George W. Bush enacted massive tax cuts while the U.S. was fighting two wars, including his illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, a strategic disaster that led to the spread of ISIS, killed several hundred thousand people, and left taxpayers when evrything is said and done to be estimated at a cost of $6 trillion.

 

That meant the economy was already staggering when it collapsed in 2008, too weak to withstand the shock of a financial meltdown. That left Barack Obama to be the guy with the shovel and bucket following the horses in a parade, cleaning up the mess.

 

The Trump Republican’s $1.9 trillion tax cut in 2017 was more of the same. It rewarded the wealthy, while making sure there wasn’t enough money in the federal treasury to pay for federal programs. And that was the entire idea.

 

The proof is in the federal budget that House Republicans proposed last June. Faced with Trump tax cuts that will add $1 trillion to the national debt, the House GOP suggested making up for it by cutting Medicare by $537 billion over the next decade. They proposed slashing $1.5 trillion from Medicaid by slashing Medicaid payments to states. Another $231 billion would have been cut from education programs, including destroying the Pell Grant program for college students.

 

The proposal never became law, but it shows exactly where hard-core conservatives want to go. They want to continue reducing taxes on the wealthy and want to pay for it by cutting programs that America’s most vulnerable – the elderly, the poor, students – depend upon.

 

To them, people who depend on that kind of assistance, from food aid to student loans, are moral failures because they don’t have enough money to pay for everything themselves. Back in 2012, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney summed up the view perfectly when he railed against the “takers” who leach off of the “makers,” claiming that 47 percent of Americans are parasites living off the rest of the country.

 

The conservative drive to reward the rich and punish everyone else has infected both language and how we think about solving the problem. To the GOP, the rich aren’t rich. They’re “job creators.” And any sensible plan to fix the fiscal mess by raising taxes on the wealthy is never even mentioned. Instead, programs have to be cut even further, except for defense, since that’s where the big money, campaign contributions, and lobbying opportunities are.

 

According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, it means that non-defense non-entitlement federal spending would have to be cut by more than 40 percent to make up for the Richie Rich windfall the GOP-controlled Congress passed and Trump signed. But even those cuts wouldn’t be enough.

 

As both Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and ex-House Budget Committee chair Rep. Steve Womack (R-Arkansas) have said, deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare are the only answers to the spiraling deficit and debt that could push the country into an economic catastrophe worse than the Great Depression. Ex-House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) went along, blaming the looming crisis not on tax cut giveaways to corporate fat cats, but on programs that keep low-income Americans alive.

 

 

You can’t cut your way to prosperity. And yet the only sensible, fiscally sound way out of this mess is never mentioned: targeted tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. Raise the income tax on individuals making over $600,000 a year. Raise corporate taxes. Raise the capital gains tax. Remove the current lid on income that pays for Social Security. Right now, only the first $128,400 of income in taxed for Social Security. Remove that lid, and Social Security will be solvent forever.

 
 
 
 
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1 hour ago, Z09 said:

 

Meanwhile...

The economy is very strong

Record low unemployment benny

Bensin13 hates truth, his agenda of stupidity cant thrive with truth.

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2 hours ago, DeepBreath said:

😂Not to mention he didn't actually give them the price tag.....🤣

And he dodged the question about his 52% tax rate plan.

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4 minutes ago, personreal said:

And he dodged the question about his 52% tax rate plan.

Sanders was at his finest..

He wouldn't answer questions and dodged.

 

It was the usual talking points...

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Okay,” said Baier. “Now of those, how many are willing to transition to what the senator says, a government-run system?”

 

Most of the hands stayed in the air, and cheers went up.

 

 

 

they just showed this on MSNBC....X republican Joe Scarboroughs Show

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