(National Sentinel) Calling Them Out: In an op-ed for USA Today, POTUS Donald Trump castigated the modern Democratic Party on Wednesday over its push for unaffordable single-payer health care, noting that there is nothing “centrist” about the party anymore.
“The truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela,” Trump wrote.
“If Democrats win control of Congress this November, we will come dangerously closer to socialism in America. Government-run health care is just the beginning,” he added.
The single-payer plan is being pushed largely by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., an avowed socialist, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is likely to win a New York congressional race and will be seated in January.
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But an analysis of the plan found it would cost taxpayers an eye-popping $32-plus trillion dollars over a decade, which is unaffordable without substantial tax increases in all Americans. Even Sanders’ home state of Vermont rejected single-payer because it is simply not affordable.
The president also repeatedly noted he would protect current healthcare programs. “I am committed to resolutely defending Medicare and Social Security from the radical socialist plans of the Democrats,” he wrote.
And he described Medicare for All “as [a] single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.”
“The truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela,” he added.
“Democrats are also pushing massive government control of education, private-sector businesses and other major sectors of the U.S. economy,” POTUS wrote.
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