“We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
So said Donald Trump this weekend. It was hard to find a conservative news outlet with that quote in it but it's all over Leftist media. I finally found it in the Washington Times.
Conservatives don't want everyone to be covered, but neither do Democrats. No establishment Democrat, not Barak Obama, not Hillary Clinton, certainly no one from New Mexico, has ever suggested that everyone should have health care coverage. If you'll recall, Obama himself explicitly took "single payer" and the public option "off the table" when Obamacare was being formulated by congress. Hillary has never called for either one.
Trump isn't calling for single payer but he is saying everyone will be covered and for less than Obamacare, the cost of which went up substantially this year for most people. Obamacare has insured an extra 20 million people but has left 30 million uninsured, and increasingly, employers are using it as an excuse to drop health care coverage for their employees.
Another thing Hillary Clinton, a warmongering Neocon when it comes to foreign policy who has led efforts to demonize Russian president Vladmir Putin and been one of the driving forces behind the unilateral launch of a new Cold War with Russia by the US, would never, ever have said she'd consider lifting sanctions on Russia as part of a nuclear arms reduction deal.
But Trump did, in the same interview. According to Bloomberg, "Trump, in an hourlong discussion with Germany’s Bild and the Times of London published on Sunday, signaled a major shift in trans-Atlantic relations, including an interest in lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia as part of a nuclear weapons reduction deal."
“They have sanctions on Russia," Trump said. "Let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.’’
Liberals, meanwhile, those people who don't want everyone to have health care insurance and who want to start a war with nuclear armed Russia, are looking for ways to de-legitimize Trump and can't shut up about Russia supposedly interfering in the election, by which they apparently mean that the Russians made sure Hillary won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.