If you ever wished during the campaign the debates were between Marxist communist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and conservative icon Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), your wish is about to come true. These two are about to go into battle next week. The topic of course is Obamacare and it is sure to shape the future of this repeal and replace law. Sanders and Cruz, who both ran for their party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential race, are going to square off in a debate forum airing on CNN next Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9 p.m. The debate will be moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. They aren’t exactly my favorite fair and balanced moderators, but Cruz can take them all. The debate comes as Republicans in Congress are crafting a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
A promo for the debate aired during CNN’s town hall with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and news quickly spread on social media
There will be a theme to this debate: In one corner, we’ll have a senile democratic socialist (code for communist) He will be defending a single payer system.
In the other corner, we’ll have a Constitutional conservative spitting out free market, common sense solutions at warp speed. It’s going to be amazing. There is no doubt in my mind, Cruz will destroy Sanders with his common sense arguments.
This is some of what you can expect Bernie to argue as he did on
Feb 11,2016 with Hillary:
- For $500 more taxes, everyone gets $5,000 more healthcare
29 million people have no health insurance today in America. We pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. One out of five Americans can’t even afford the prescriptions their doctors are writing. Millions of people have high deductibles and co-payments. I don’t know what economists Secretary Clinton is talking to, but what I have said, is that the family right in the middle of the economy would pay $500 dollars more in taxes, and get a reduction in their healthcare costs of $5,000 dollars. In my view healthcare is a right of all people, not a privilege, and I will fight for that.
- US is the only major country without universal health care
There is one major country that does not guarantee health care to all people. There is one major country–the United States–which ends up spending almost three times per capita what they do in the U.K. guaranteeing health care to all people, 50 percent more than they do in France guaranteeing health care to all people, far more than our Canadian neighbors, who guarantee health care to all people.
- Other countries cover everyone; why can’t we? He might even use the Nederland’s as an example:
Every major country has managed to provide healthcare to all people and they are spending significantly less per capita than we are. I do not accept that the US can’t do that. I do not accept that the US can’t stand up to the rip-offs of the pharmaceutical industry which charge us the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs.
Senator Ted Cruz will on the other hand offer free market solutions such as:
- Allow people to buy insurance across state lines.
- We need to expand health saving accounts
- We need to de-link health insurance from employment.
I’m sure Senator Cruz will be more eloquent than that. All I can say is Clear your schedules, bring out the popcorn, and soda pop. We are I for a great time.
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