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Why Medicare-for-All, including 11 million illegal immigrants, is untenable

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Why Medicare-for-All including 11 million illegal immigrants is untenable

There is no way to defend it. Medicare-for-All, which would bring an end to private health insurance, would be quite literally the end of America as we know it. Obamacare was bad, but it was never the catastrophic demise of a free society that many conservatives thought it would be back in 2010. It was a precursor to the catastrophic demise of our free society, a clear step in the wrong direction, but it had one major advantage over Medicare-for-All. It worked WITH insurance providers, not against them.

I am no fan of health insurance companies who perpetuate the increasing costs of healthcare to justify their increasing premiums. They have their own shortcomings that should be dealt with, but the right way to do it is from the bottom up, not the top down. Medicare-for-All isn’t just starting from the top. It would break the ceiling of government expenditures and overreach in ways that we can barely fathom.

Following last night’s second half of the first Democratic debates, we were all told exactly what we knew was coming but didn’t want to hear. Not only are many of the candidates pushing for Medicare-for-All, including three of the five frontrunners, but ALL of the candidates are pushing to include illegal immigrants in their various healthcare solutions. Anyone who’s been paying attention knew it was coming, but seeing 10 out of 10 hands raised when asked if illegal immigrants would be given healthcare benefits was still a shock to the system.

It made one many happy, though.

Pragmatic conservatives will note that emergency care and life-saving treatments are already available to illegal immigrants, and preventative medicine should be as well. That case can be made, though I’m not going to make it. Instead, I want to focus on the reason the combination of Medicare-for-All plus illegal immigrants receiving it would be devastating to both the economy as well as the quality of healthcare itself.

Medicare-for-All already has a price tag that is surprisingly not too scary to some people. When it was revealed last year that the estimated cost was around $32 trillion over a decade, the conversation should have ended. But it didn’t. It has endured and those supporting it have doubled down by saying it will reduce healthcare costs. This is, of course, mathematically impossible. Even if you nearly tripled the tax on the rich, the total falls short by a couple of zeroes. And they know this. Bernie Sanders knows it. Kamala Harris knows it. Elizabeth Warren knows it. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not know it, but she’ll keep pretending like she understands the scope nonetheless.

What they won’t tell you is the fact that the only way to make it work without destroying healthcare and the world economy in less than two years is if they inject Modern Monetary Theory into the equation. This inflation-driving theory has never worked, just like socialism. The fact that it won’t work doesn’t stop the radical progressives from pretending it will, just like socialism. And in reality, it would work… for a time. It could delay our demise as a nation by a few months, possibly even a couple of years. But as the world reserve currency, we will be dropped in a matter of weeks by the international community once we tell them the dollars they’re trading in aren’t actually worth what they were just a few weeks before.

All of this is known by economists, pundits, and cognizant journalists, but nobody’s discussing it, yet. The left doesn’t want it discussed because they want it implemented. The right doesn’t discuss it because they don’t believe it ever could be implemented. I fell into the latter category just a year ago, but in seeing the way hyper-leftist ideologies and policy proposals are starting to get a hold of many Democrats, I no longer consider it impossible. To do so would be to underestimate the lunacy and lack of adherence to logic the New Democratic Party has embraced.

But as untenable as Medicare-for-All is on its own demerits, the addition of illegal immigrants to the mix crushes any hope of survival. The number they like to use – 11 million – has been the same number they’ve used since 2006. I understand there have been deportations and deaths, but the rate of incursion far exceeds the rate of removal. I don’t buy into the 11 million number anymore, but we’ll use it since the “experts” have been sticking to that story for over a decade. With at least 11 million illegal immigrants and an average cost of around $96,000 for healthcare per decade, that puts the cost over a trillion dollars.

To put that into perspective, it will cost nearly as much money to provide Medicare-for-All to illegal immigrants over a decade as the total sum of American currency in circulation around the world today.

Americans have become desensitized to such high numbers. Many aren’t moved by the word “trillion” any more than the words “billion” or “million.” It all represents more money than we have, so it’s a lot. But the difference is exponential between a million and a trillion. It’s almost unfathomable how much money it will cost to make the government insure every illegal immigrant. And that’s why it’s imperative we all start educating our fellow Americans.

Like I said before, a conservative case can be made to assisting in the healthcare of everyone in America, including illegal immigrants. But we cannot add another incentive for people to continue to breach our borders. We will no longer be a sovereign nation if we don’t do something about the problem immediately. Offering Medicare-for-All is bad enough. Using it as a carrot to entice more illegal immigration is another nail in our coffin.

The clock starts now. It’s incumbent on every conservative to alert our friends, family, and anyone we influence about the real dangers of Medicare-for-All, especially offering it as enticement for illegal immigrants. Our future is in jeopardy. We must act.

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Which Democratic candidates denounced Antifa? Some didn’t know who they were.

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Which Democratic candidates denounced Antifa Some didnt know who they were

Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization that spreads violence and vitriol to otherwise peaceful events. When they have their own events, they get even more violent and spew even more vitriol. President Trump has denounced them unambiguously to the point of threatening to declare them an official terrorist organization. What do Democratic candidates for President think?

The folks at Turning Point USA are often too kind. They granted checkmarks to candidates who generally denounced hate, which is a cop-out response to a very specific question. But so be it. If they thought Jay Inslee, Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, and John Delaney’s generalized opposition to violence qualified as denouncing Antifa, it’s their video and their team’s effort that was put into tracking down the answers. Tulsi Gabbard gave the only non-generalized response saying, “I have denounced Antifa.”

Arguably the most concerning aspect of the video was seeing how many candidates needed to be told who Antifa even is. It’s not quite as egregious as Gary “What’s Aleppo” Johnson’s lack of awareness in the 2016 election, but anyone running for President of the United States should have acute awareness of the violence committed by Antifa, especially considering all of them love to condemn violence that comes from the right.

This is guaranteed: If President Trump had given any answer other than Gabbard’s in response to the same question about a white supremacist group, the press would have been relentless in their accusations of his implied support. Where’s the media calling out Julian Castro for replying to the question with “thanks”? Why aren’t journalists hounding Bernie Sanders for pretending he didn’t hear the question? Shouldn’t tough guy Cory Booker be held to account for his unwillingness to denounce the group when asked a direct question about them?

The truth is Democrats don’t really dislike Antifa. Some of them quietly support them. And that means mainstream media’s walking orders are to avoid discussing Antifa at all costs. They only make the news when they can be portrayed as a counter-movement against white supremacist groups.

By progressive standards, nearly all of the 2020 candidates support domestic terrorist group Antifa with their unwillingness to directly denounce them. Thanks to Lauryn Gray and TPUSA for bringing this information to light.

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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib: The anti-Semitic intellectual terrorists in Congress

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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib The anti-Semitic intellectual terrorists in Congress

The constitutional republic that our founding fathers envisioned was as close to being perfect as any man-made system in history. But its effectiveness was predicated on the idea that Americans would be active participants in governing. It takes sober, cognizant American voters to hold our representatives accountable. We must be aware of who we put in office and what they’re doing for – or against – the people and the nation.

But that’s not happening enough in America when it comes to Congress, at least not to the degree that it should. Instead, we have tribal warfare going on between the two major political parties which enables people to sit back and stop paying attention. All they know is they’re going to vote blue or red. Many have no idea who they’re actually voting for when they go to the ballot. They simply look for the letters (D) or (R) next to a candidate’s name.

If there’s anywhere that this practice needs to be reversed immediately, it’s in Michigan’s 13th District and Minnesota’s 5th District. These are the places that voted for Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. It’s understandable as they’re reliable Democratic strongholds, but at the very least they need to get people who don’t hate America to run as Democrats against them. Getting them to vote for the Republicans would be nice, but even sane Democrats are better than these two clowns.

Their latest foray into the realm of complete disregard for the truth happened today at a press conference in which the dynamic duo systematically dismantled reality. Their lies were so thick and so obvious, it’s the type of publicity the representatives themselves hope their constituents don’t hear. Their targets weren’t their home districts that they’re serving so poorly. Their target were the rest of the nation and the nation of Israel. They want their hatred to be known as long as it doesn’t hurt them in 2020.

It’s time to make their constituents aware of the blind hatred and unhinged rhetoric coming from these two Congresswomen’s mouths.

Commentaries like this need to reach the masses, particularly the Congressional districts that voted for these representatives. This is why we push so hard for financial contributions to this site. Getting messages like this in front of the right people is imperative if we’re going to keep our republic. Your donations directly contribute to educating the people who need to hear this the most.

The best way to categorize people like Omar and Tlaib is as “intellectual terrorists.” That is in no way a jab at their religious beliefs; the phrase can be used against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, David Axelrod, Saikat Chakrabarti, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, or anyone who essentially firebombs the truth for the sake of promoting their political agenda and pressing a false narrative.

Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” The left is always talking about words being violent. If so, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are clearly terrorizing America.

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Can Lacy Johnson beat Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis?

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Can Lacy Johnson beat Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is one of the bluest major cities in America. The race for the Democratic nomination for the MN-5 district is essentially the general election because Democrats have held the seat belonging to Minneapolis since 1963. The closest a Republican has come to winning the district in this century was Alan Fine in 2006 who “only” lost to Keith Ellison by 34.3%. Oftentimes, the Democrat wins by over 50 points.

But Republican Lacy Johnson seeks to make history. He’s not making the attempt by being a moderate RINO trying to coax the people of Minneapolis into believing he’s basically a Democrat. His platform is boldly conservative and includes a balanced budget amendment, school choice, and a bear-hug embrace of President Trump’s economic policies.

Growing up with nine siblings in modest circumstances didn’t make him feel poor. It did make him realize it’s his responsibility to support his family as an adult and not rely on government. This is exactly the type of mentality we need more of in Washington DC. It’s the kind of mentality that will serve Minneapolis well.

Under normal circumstances, even being a strong candidate isn’t enough in Minneapolis when you have the letter (R) next to your name on the ballot. But in 2020, Johnson has one major advantage that should give the GOP hope. He’s going up against Ilhan Omar, the “Squad” member who has been nothing but an embarrassment to herself, Minneapolis, and the United States of America. Despite accomplishing essentially nothing outside of Twitter in her brief tenure, she still walks the halls of Capitol Hill as if she’s a diva rockstar. That’s part of the charade her “Squad” members portray; they’re a shame even to Democrats but because they’ve gained nationwide popularity among radical progressives, they’ve been allowed to keep playing their games. For now.

But even as Omar struts around Capitol Hill, she’s ignoring the people who put her in office in the first place. To Omar, Minneapolis is merely a place where she’s forced to campaign. We can see this based on her actions; literally nothing she has done in DC has even come close to affecting Minneapolis residence. That’s uncanny, even for a Democrat.

The people of Minneapolis may finally vote red for two reasons: (1) Lacy Johnson is a winner with great ideas, and (2) Ilhan Omar has been nothing but an embarrassment, absent from Minneapolis since her election. President Trump should endorse him.

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