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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #83)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 03:39 PM

100. That's a pretty YUUUGE one for me. But since I'm not a one-issue voter...

The no-fly zone over Syria?

In light of recent events, of Turkey shooting down a Russian aircraft which could spur another world war, it's not such a crazy idea. A no-fly zone over Syria makes sense to bring all actors to the table before things escalate and war becomes the only solution, as she explained in the Rachel Maddow interview.

No to single payer health insurance and negotiating Medicare drug prices?

Single-payer health insurance? You mean, Medicare-for-all. Single-payer is a system of health care, not health insurance. Medicare, is. And no. I don't support a single-payer system - yet. We can't even get States to accept Medicaid expansion, but you believe those same States would accept a single-payer system??

Hillary Clinton supports and will make it a priority to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. She said so in New Hampshire. I'm all for that.

No to free college tuition paid for with a tax on speculative gambling on the various markets?

I didn't know she came out against free public college. Can you give me a link where she said so, because I believe she's all for free college for those who can't afford it. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Which of Hillary's policies other than gun policies (which are picayune differences; we don't normally impose strict liability on manufacturers, that is imposing liability on gun manufacturers for damages when the gun manufacturer lawfully produced the gun, why should we impose it on gun manufacturers?) do you prefer to Bernie's?

You clearly have a fundamental misunderstanding of the PLCAA. Perhaps you need to read up on what it does and doesn't do. In summary, the PLCAA has wiped away all gun liability laws in ALL FIFTY STATES. That's pretty significant - IF you're family of a victim of the DC Sniper, for example, or families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre. Otherwise, no biggie, right?

The core reason for my support of Hillary Clinton is trajectory and political qualifications. The majority of Americans are supporting her over Bernie Sanders despite his wonderful unicorns. And yes, I call them unicorns because they'll never get support in Congress - THE body of government that actually drafts, passes, and funds domestic policies.

Also, his lack of support among colleagues in both House and Senate despite his 24+ years as one of them, and his lack of support among minorities. His and Hillary Clinton's policies are identical except for a few minor differences, but I'll support the candidate who can actually get things done.

Take heart, though...if she fails and goes 180 against everything she's now proposing, she doesn't need to be reelected. Then Sanders would be justified in calling for a primary challenger to her in 2019, unlike in 2011.

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