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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to ProfessorPlum (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:32 PM

180. Interesting phrasing

 

How can anyone disagree that if you ask young people if someone should be able to go to the doctor they would say yes.

Morally it is true but we have to win or people with healthcare will lose it too. That is not moral either.

People without healthcare are not going to care about attack like taxes going up or choices being taken away.

People with gold plated plans will care about those things, but letís ignore that for now.

Itís the people between who need persuading. In liberal cities like new york, thatís not too hard.

In other places youíre much more likely to have someone who has just watched fox new or listened to talk radio and knows the talking points about taxes going up and losing your employer insurance.

In those circles itís much easier to explain buy in which doesnít have to raise taxes (maybe we just need a profiteering tax) and you get an extra choice

Trying to explain how you come out ahead even if there are some extra taxes and that the government plan will be better is actually difficult.

To me the argument to get people off employer insurance is easier after there is a plan up and running. Note that medicare is not the same plan as medicare for all all
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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