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Debate 10-15-2019

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Finally a debate with actual substance.

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Senator Sanders- Medicare for all.

Vice President Biden-is realistic, but should continue past his time. Do not stop.

Senator Amy Klobuchar- Preaching unity, however, who is she as a candidate.

Senator Kamala Harris -Not a bad candidate has good ideas. She was very strong. She focused on the issues. She is growing on me as a candidate.

Senator Corey Booker - has good foreign policy points.  

Former Rep. Beto O' Rourke- Please run for Senator of Texas.

Mayor Butteig-   need to focus on being mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Billionaire Thomas Steyer- raised a valid point about why the middle class is struggling because we need an increase in our wadge. 

Entrepreneur Andre Yang- Has some good ideas, but who is Andrew Yang.

Senator Elizabeth Warren- wants to increase the tax on the middle class. Why did she not answer the question of how 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard- I question how she won a democratic seat she is more a Republican. Please change the party affiliation. She should run as Republican.

HUD Castro- Better, but who J Castro. What does he stand? 

 

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7 hours ago, nursej22 said:

I was not able to watch, listened a bit on the radio. 

Oh No

Here are some highlights

In my opinion:

Hud Castro- Is learning how not to criticize other candidates, but voicing on what his vision is for America. 

 

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Senator E. Warren is not answering the question. This is yes or no question. As citizens, we deserve honesty very vague she never answers the question be honest.

 

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Better running as Senator of Texas. He has many valid points.

 

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5 hours ago, luv2 said:

Senator E. Warren is not answering the question. This is yes or no question. As citizens, we deserve honesty very vague she never answers the question be honest.

 

She's not interested in feeding the spin machine which is desperate to beat her up with out of context tax talk. 

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7 hours ago, luv2 said:

Senator E. Warren is not answering the question. This is yes or no question. As citizens, we deserve honesty very vague she never answers the question be honest.

 

No, it is not a yes or no question. Anyone who delved into the mess that is healthcare insurance in the USA knows how convoluted and complicated it is. But it has been clearly established that our country pays way more of our GDP for much poorer outcomes. 

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

No, it is not a yes or no question. Anyone who delved into the mess that is healthcare insurance in the USA knows how convoluted and complicated it is. But it has been clearly established that our country pays way more of our GDP for much poorer outcomes. 

So, at what point do you think Warren should be able to articulate an answer for you?

Maybe she should pull a Pelosi?  "You should elect me so we can find out if I'll raise your taxes."

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Perhaps Senator Warren has read the Constitution, and understands that only Congress has the power to pass taxes. See Article I, Section 8. Clause 1. 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/16/americans-already-pay-gigantic-hidden-health-care-tax-economists-say/

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“Whether insurance premiums are paid to a public monopoly (the government) or to a private monopoly (the notoriously uncompetitive US private health insurance system) makes little difference,” the economists write. “Both payments reduce the take-home pay of workers; and although it’s always possible to evade taxes or to refuse to pay one thin dime to insurance companies, in practice almost everyone abides.”

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Thinking about health-care costs in this way is useful, Saez and Zucman write, because it allows for better tax comparisons between the United States and other wealthy countries, most of which fund health care via their tax codes. “Americans on average keep about the same fraction of their pretax income as their European brethren,” they write.

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But the Saez and Zucman data underscore that Americans already are paying a large health-care levy that is for all intents and purposes mandatory. If you consider health insurance costs as a tax on labor, as they do, it means the extremely rich, who derive most of their income from capital, are carrying a disproportionately light share of the total health cost load.

 

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