Bernie Sanders Calls Trumpcare The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever
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Bernie Sanders Calls Trumpcare The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever


This past Saturday while speaking at a rally
in Des Moines, Iowa, independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders described the Republican healthcare
plan as the most anti-working class piece of legislation ever. He is absolutely right, and to be honest,
before we get into why he’s right, that is a talking point that every single member of
the Democratic Party needs to be out there saying at every given opportunity. If you don’t have time to go and do an interview
on the media, then put it out in a press release. Explain to the American public that this is
anti-working class legislation, and here is why it is. The people who are most affected by this particular
legislation, I mean, I dare say everyone who is actually affected by this piece of legislation
are people in the working class of the United States, the middle class and the underclass. The upper class has nothing to worry about. Even if their premiums go up a little, they
can afford it, you know? It’s a few extra dollars out of their pocket
a month, but you’re giving them those massive tax breaks that amount to about a million
dollars a year, so they’re still, as a net, making money off the plan. The rest of us, we’re not getting crap in
tax breaks. We’re not getting tax in premium reductions. All we’re getting is the same premiums with
less coverage, and those of us who get health insurance from our employers have now found
out, according to your senate legislation, that we might actually lose our insurance
through your employers if we have preexisting conditions, because you refuse to protect
that. There are no safety nets for the rest of us
anymore. Those of us who work for a living, those of
us who go out there and contribute every single day, who make the products that massive corporations
sell, who make the cars, who make the carpets and toasters and refrigerators and everything
else. That’s the working class. That’s not the upper class. That’s not your small business owners, no
offense to them. It’s people, every day, average, working 9:00
to 5:00, maybe even longer, people. The Republican Party for some reason doesn’t
seem to care about people. 99% of this country, those of us who aren’t
in that top 1%, the Republican Party doesn’t care about us, so why in the hell are they
still getting voted into office? The Republicans have made it clear. They have made it clear through their legislation,
they have made it clear through their talking points, that they don’t care about the working
class. They’re not bringing your jobs back, they’re
not raising your wages, they’re not making you safer, so why are you still voting for
them? Bernie Sanders is dead on when he says that
this is the most anti-working class piece of legislation out there, because if it passes,
and unfortunately in all likelihood it looks like it is headed that way, people within
the working class will be the ones who die. That 18 to 24,000 people a year that the CBO
has projected, will die from this legislation. They’re not going to be from the top 1%. That’s going to be 18 to 24,000 people who
die every year from the bottom 99%.

59 Comments

  • Nonofya Bidnez

    If they would just keep hammering this point at some point even the most ignorant and stubborn Trump supporter would have to yield this point.

  • Dan Bauer

    The Democrats aren't any better, Farron. They also cater to the super wealthy and ignore everyone else. There really is no point to the democratic party if they are going to act like republicans.

  • Don Waas

    If u truly want to support the working case submit a bipartisan plan.Universal Healthcare Whether you're rich or poor, everybody should pay 10% of their income for universal healthcare without any caps on net income. These funds would be paid into an account similar to SSI or FICA. The only argument left would be the quality of coverage that this would give to all Americans. In my opinion, that coverage should be a $500 deductible with 20 / 80 coverage up to $10,000. Universal healthcare will pay $8,000 of that first $10,000 and then anything above. In other words, you would never pay more than $2,500 in any given year for medical expenses. This coverage would not cover vision or dental insurance. Insurance companies would now offer supplementary insurance to pay for that 20% (similar to AARP). This supplementary insurance would still promote competition within the market which would keep the quality of coverage high at a very low cost to the consumer. Public-sector workers would lose nothing if the government would pick up the cost of this supplementary insurance while still offering vision and dental. Private-sector employees who had been covered by their employer would no longer require it and could be given a one-time pay raise to restore the lost value of losing those benefits. https://donwaas.wixsite.com/mysite/services

  • Frank08046

    Trump stop caring about the working class as soon as he was elected. Republicans have been working against unions, higher minimum wage, and worker safety forever. Yet, people still vote against their self interest and vote for them.

  • Roberto vines

    we the american people havent had any body to stand up for us in goverment for along time now worst presidents ever obama is a piece of shit helped the rich only

  • timluns

    What the hell is he talking about? isn't Trumpcare Dead? Or is this some time warp mandella effect shit? The date on this is Jul 22

  • Jf H

    Republicans do Republicans things. So people that are Republicans can vote for something.

    Democrats are doing Republicans things. So Democrats are not voting for them.

  • Henbot

    Republicans still getting voted because Americans back them because they agree with their policies? Doesn't seem hard to me to grasp? America always has had a vicious frontiersman libertarian bloc who worship rich because they deem them being successful means they are superior. America has a bloc that wants charities to take up care of unemployed and mental ill, disabled or leave them to die because it just how it is. Americans that believe people will be weeded out and cream of the crop will rise to the top.

  • merced121

    STOP VOTING THEM IN !
    GET OUT AND VOTE, IT DOES COUNT!
    ORGANIZE, HAVE BLOCK OR HOME MEETINGS…. DON'T LET SOMEBODY ELSE DO THE WORK AND YOU DO NOTHING BUT BENEFIT FROM THEIR LABOR. GROUPS NEED PEOPLE, BODIES AT RALLIES & AT PROTESTS, THERE'S POWER IN NUMBERS.
    WE'RE ALL GOING TO NEED HEALTH CARE SOONER OR
    LATER & FAMILIES NEED THAT SAFETY NET TO COVER EVERYONE. JOIN !

  • William Sim

    So who is to blame!? You people are the ones who voted in this modern day orange Dracula and his bunch of blood sucking R vampires.

  • OrionPax09

    "Republicans clearly don't care about the working class, so why are you still voting for them?"

    Believe me, I've been asking that same question for a long time. And the only answer I've been able to dig up is that people who vote Republican are those that are the most easily manipulated by fear and who are most easily triggered by dog whistle issues such as gun regulation. abortion, and other preferred Republican issues. In other words…the sheep of our nation.

  • bladerunner27x

    Divide and conquer.
    I sale you a dream that one day, you could be rich like me, if you do what I say and dislike the people in the same boat as you.

  • David Timmer

    I'm so sick of Trump, and y'know what? Bernie is right. Why are people still falling for Trump's lies and false promises? Trump supporters need a serious reality check. He doesn't care about you, he only cares about the wealthy elite and leaves the majority of the working class, people who have jobs could lose their health insurance, and they could die! Trump doesn't deserve the support he gets and his approval rating will continue to plummet, and since this healthcare bill is looking to be passed into law, the economy itself will plummet and crash leading to another Great Depression.

  • Phil Philips

    Farron asks why do folks still vote Republican. My rational opinion is that it is because most modern Republicans have acquired a clan or street gang style mentality. Their gang leaders can be criminals, unstable, ruthless, family driven, and cut throat, but still be "down" for the gang even if eventually it is to their own demise. It is a mental and social defect totally inexplicable by social norms. The root cause is stubborn thinking exacerbated by political dogma fed thru the filters of "we must be of one mind" like some fake religious doctrine. And the faithful blindly follows.

  • BackAndStillBgMsDangerus Dangerus

    trump has never had to work a day in his life. Neither has his kids or his billionaire friends. To think he could empathize with a concept as foreign to him as work, or the people to have to work, is ludacris at best, insanity at worst.

  • Brian O'Dell

    I do believe turmocare is bad but work places shouldn't have to cover pre-work conditions especially for jobs that have high chances for injury. They need to use it for the people who get hurt on the job not pay for medications for all of their employees. Like people who get healthcare because they don't eat healthy. I don't think healthcare should cover gluttonous people. Less people would need healthcare if they actually did something to better their health other than go to the doctors who can't cure problem brought on by fat Americans. We wouldn't have this big debate if Americans actually cared about their health and only use it in emergency situations. I understand why republicans want it changes. Are they taking advantage of us? Yes, but think of all the regular Americans who abuse the system too. I don't have the solution just one reason why some people don't deserve free health insurance. It's not that hard to eat right and stay active but unfortunately Americans have a habit of taking the easy way out.

  • Steakfries

    You know those suicide booths from Futurama? You ever wonder if and how something like that might become real?

  • Jesse Torres

    You know, Elizabeth Warren had an interview earlier this year where 1 line she said that stands out I want to share. Essentially Warren said something along the lines of "for most of American history we were a demand-side/trickle-up economy where the government created programs and policies that benefited the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of society which made us the strongest economy in the world from the 1930s to 1970s. However, beginning in the 1980s we switched and became a supply-side/trickle-down economy that benefited the top 10% to 5% at the expense of every1 else and our economy is slowly declining from it to where we may soon no longer be the strongest." In a sense, she was right in that since the Great Depression to the late 1970s we created policies and programs like Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, strengthened unions, expanded infrastructure, Civil Rights programs, and other economic changes that helped the poor earn more money then they would spend it which benefited the economy and made every1 richer. But ever since Reagan (though this has mostly been a Republican problem), we have changed to think that by directly benefiting those at the top 1st through tax breaks while providing no/reducing all aid for the bottom 1/2 to 2/3 of society, eventually America as a whole will benefit, but this doesn't happen (we've seen it multiple times). Mainly when poor people have less extra money, so they spend less and invest/save very little while wealthy people who have tax breaks on top of millions of dollars don't need to invest as much/spend it on things they need but that don't benefit America as a whole. Humans are a species where if given the chance economically to benefit ourselves/our interests over people we don't know personally, we will make sure we are well off before any1 else (self-preservation). Finally, in the last 40 years we have seen a decreasing middle class in America, but when compared to the Clinton and Obama Presidencies, the middle class suffers more at the expense of businesses/corporations during Republican Presidencies than Democratic 1s. If America wants to continue to claim we are the best country in the world/have the best economy, we need to go back to creating economic policies/investing directly in the worker/employee rather than the corporation head/business owner, otherwise we will go bankrupt under Trump.

  • theresa78201

    I think this show could benefit from some video clips. As long as you give credit to whoever filmed it, there's nothing wrong with that.

  • Jesse Torres

    Shouldn't health insurance be like car insurance; not every1 will ever need it and we may change our insurance (or cars and doctors/hospitals) but every1 should have it available/pay into it since even if they don't now they (just like 90% of the rest of the country) will someday and be prepared if necessary? If Republicans think health care is a privilege/entitlement and not a right then why don't we start treating all other forms of insurance this way, and if they truly believe that health insurance shouldn't cover preexisting conditions then let's take it away from every1 in America (including themselves and the wealthy) and see how the health insurance market turns out? ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it has done more good than bad for the previously uninsured in this country, and it's a decent start of putting America on the tract to universal healthcare/Medicare for all.

  • Nonune Konsequence

    Hey Trumpiots… You really thought the guy who's spent his Life fucking over the American Worker because he likes paying slave and child wages in another country was going to care about your healthcare? Really? I get that you have a right to speak and vote, but god's sake your stupidity is really hurting a ton of people who didn't support this asshat from the beginning, on every side of the aisle.

  • highrzr

    The Republican's keep getting voted into office because the Democrat's don't care about the working class either and serve the same wealthy people and corporations the Republican's do.

  • Tyg Rahof

    We're not even lower class anymore, we're the underclass, under the thumb of the oppressors. Isn't that why we went into a revolutionary war with the English Crown?

  • John Benton

    Could it be that Bernie Sanders is the best man the democrat-voters has? Just imagine what a government-full of Berrnies could achieve for America! And there's only one way to find out!

  • bigraviolees

    When will dem politicians other than Bernie and sometimes Warren hammer on the evil of the GOP? Fight back or get us all killed

  • waffledude111111

    Republicans are voted into office because all their supporters know is
    – hilary is corrupt
    – Bill and Hilary created ISIS
    – Hilary is a terrorist
    – Obama made the country worse(According to Trump)
    – Hilary is corrupt
    – We don't want another 4-8 years of "Obama"

  • Izzy So

    I would only support single payer if there was a provision to opt out for people than dont want single payer. Otherwise it does not have my support period.

  • Mitch Ross

    Republicans are so stupid,i hope their extended families get deathly sick, and can't help them, just watch them die

  • Ginger Shepard

    HE IS AND HE IS A PIECE OF **. HE HAS NEVER WONDERED WHERE HE OR HIS FAMILY WILL SLEEP. HE HAS NEVER EATEN AT THE FAST FOOD CHAINS THAT WE HAVE. HE HAS DAMAGED ALL OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES. HE'S NEVER HAD TO WORK FOR A LIVING. HE CAN DO AS HE PLEASES. TRUMP, WE ARE SICK OF YOU….

  • Ginger Shepard

    HE'D RATHER HAVE WEALTHY PEOPLE THAN POOR PEOPLE. IF I'D HAD A BILLIONAIRE FATHER I WOULDN'T DO WHAT HE HAS DONE, AND HE IS SO PROUD OF IT…IN trump's words "SAD"

  • Tales toTell

    People choose the party to vote for based on things like pro life or gay rights. Not enough people take the time to research into policies on health care or taxes.

  • Peter Perfect

    If John McCaine can get free government health care in his case for a very expensive operation for brain cancer why can't all Americans? After all if other poorer countries can do it why can't the USA?

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