The most popular Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, out of 15 top contenders, according to the Washington Post, is a surprising pick.
The number one choice is an old red diaper baby, Bernie Sanders. He is a year older than Joe Biden who is number two. Sanders is planning to run. The big problem for him is the federal investigation into a land deal pursued by his wife, which appears to be no small nuisance, WaPo writes.
Bernie’s big selling point for the radically committed and hopelessly unaware is to sell his completely unaffordable Medicare for All or Single Payer. He presented his plan this week without showing how he would ever pay for it. While he’s promoting it now, he was a bit more honest in 1987.
If everyone had Medicare, we would be spending such an astronomical amount of money, we’d go bankrupt, Bernie Sanders said in 1987.
“You want to guarantee that all people have access to health care as you do in Canada,” Sanders said.
“But I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanism in this country to do that—for example, if we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody,” Sanders added. “Give everybody a Medicaid card—we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.”
Listen to his spiel, also in 1987.