Your comment points out why this cartoon is so ridiculous. The Dems are NOT jumping out of the “medicare for all” – that’s just another lie from Lisa. The Dems have various ideas on how to approach HEALTHCARE for all and the priorities vary as well. Real open discussion is healthy for progress.
There’s nothing wrong with profit for many things. But basic needs like food, shelter, healthcare and education should not be for profit. Unless you’re a Ferengi.
Maybe “evil plots” is a better description.
Reagan and company decided that denigrating the government services was a great idea. Then they cut and cut and cut the money for any services so they aren’t properly funded so cuts in services needed to be made. That doesn’t prove that government is inherently bad, it means that drastically cutting top tax rates results in too small of a budget, especially when the military budget keeps getting increased.
You seem to believe that businesses will do such a great job for less money – take a look at private prisons. They cut services for prisoners and use them as slave labor.
Unfortunately the RW has made “progressive” a dirty word.
There are various ideas within the Dem party platforms about how to provide healthcare for all. Discussions of options can IMPROVE results. Right-wingers don’t understand this because they have to walk in lock-step without regard for the sensibility of plans of their current “leaders”.
Others have already pointed out the huge hole in your plan. Not covering major surgery is ridiculous. My husband’s hospital bill sent to insurance company for surgery for a burst appendix was $250,000. Considering that universal coverage for the other things in your list would likely come with price controls, the hospital stay costs would go up even HIGHER.
Taxpayers have to foot the bill for plenty of the R&D, yet another example of privatize profits while socializing the costs.
Eliminating protections to “get out of the way” will result in worse outcomes. Anyone that thinks private businesses have anything but profit on their mind is foolish – profit is the focus of business.
You included hearing coverage in your list; hearing aids are something NOT covered by Medicare. My mother suffers from vision and hearing loss, which makes her feel isolated and depressed. Vision coverage and hearings aids help. She has excellent coverage from her former employer that includes money that can be spent on hearing aids. It is horrifying to think of those that have to do without.
Donald and Ivanka are 2 contributors to the trade deficit with China. It isn’t like the trade deficit happened all by itself. One factor is that the U.S. Navy protects 90% of the ocean shipments – yet U.S. companies get this protection for free PLUS get tax cuts.