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1987 Bernie Admits Medicare-For-All "Will Bankrupt The Nation"

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“Medicare for All” is the critical platform upon which Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is pitching his tent in this year’s 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination campaign (oh, as well as free college, student debt writeoffs, and the green new deal).

Sanders ceaselessly shrugs off his critics that enacting such a universal healthcare system would be prohibitively expensive (not to say liberty-destroying) for a ‘free nation’.

All of which raises the question – what’s changed since 1987 when the then mayor of Burlington explained that giving everyone Medicaid for all would be too much of a financial burden for the United States to bear.

“But I think what we understand,” Sanders proudly proclaims:

“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. Give everybody a Medicaid card – we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.

Wait what?!?

via zerohedge

24 COMMENTS

  1. So it will bankrupt our Country…So ? We can be just like third world sheet hole California & tax the crap out of all Real Americans…We will provide free everything to the illegals/Somalians/South Americans ….Oh never mind the Sanctuary States are already doing that.

    • Right on George, that’s what the country destroying Dems want to do!! Bankrupt the country, become a Socialist nation, become part of world order, an basically ,put regular Americans in bondage!!! They’ll tax 70% of wages. Take Savings, an who knows what else!!!!!

      • Medicare for All for tens of millions of illegal immigrants, free colleges for illegal immigrants, cancellation of student debts and a new green agreement will ruin the United States in a few months. Did you think about that ???????

          • Why do democrats care more for foreigners (both legal and illegal) then they care for the American Citizens that pay them to represent them? Basically my questions is: Why do Democrats Hate America and it’s citizens?

  2. Right out of Bernie Sander’s mouth…
    “if we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody. Give everybody a Medicaid card – we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.”

    SOCIALIST…THE GRAND SCHEME…I CALL IT GOING BROKE SAVING MONEY!
    What Sanders and the other moronic candidates are exposing about their campaigns is that if elected we will get FREE Medical, FREE Education, FREE Housing, FREE Income and a blow job in every bedroom…notice how the Trillions in cost sort of slides under the radar pretending adding $36 Trillion to our $22 Trillion existing debt plus another $90 Trillion more for the Green New Deal we will all be permanently in debtors prison for the rest of our lives, our children’s lives and our great grandchildren’s lives… not counting the weeks and months of standing in line waiting for a medical appointment as thousands of doctors are refusing Medicare patients TODAY! What the hell will doctors do if this shit passes… We already know that in Canada and the UK non-emergency surgery is an 8 to 10 months lost…WOW! What a concept…When Bernie and his bride went to Russia in 1988 on their honeymoon Bernie returned to sing the praises of the Russian socialists system including praising “their wonderful subway system with its fine art and chandeliers”…But Sanders failed to tell the American people that it was the political prisoners from the gulag who built that subway system or that a year after singing from the Soviet Song Book the nation went bust…just like Venezuela went bankrupt a year after Bernie sang the praises of Nicolas Madura…What will come as a major surprise to American voters is that Bernie Sanders is a millionaire with 3 homes, a fancy car and an equally corrupt wife who forced the college she was running into bankruptcy as she stuffer her pockets with $600,000 after ripping off the lenders of that college…This is the kind of Socialism the Sanders’ promote, Fu*k the taxpayers so their life will be a bowl of cherries!

    • William, You have done your homework. Bernie’s entire history is sucking on a government teat and promoting bigger government, more Fed Agencies, and “One size Fits All” Fed Regulations governing every facet of you life whether you live in downtown NYC or rural Montana.

  3. Like Joe Biden, Bernie is approaching 80 years old. That is that age when thinking becomes muddled, afternoon naps are a must, and medications require constant DR oversight. Their day in the sun is over.

    • Liam: Don’t lay senility on a person because of age. I agree that the older you are the more the possibility of senility being an issue. However, I am 79 and my wife is 78. We are both staunch political and fiscal conservatives with all buttons still attached. G.S. Wheeler Ph.D.

  4. All these socialist communist democrats are hell bent to see who can get the credit for causing the mass genocide of America! These people are completely insane and what’s even more insane is the hopelessly lost people who will vote for them…

  5. Ignorant Americans don’t have a grasp on what just ONE TRILLION of debt represents…here is the explanation for dummies: If you spent a million dollars a day since Christ was crucified, you would have 732 years left to spend a million dollars a day…That is one Trillion Dollars!
    AND WE ARE CURRENTLY $22 TRILLION IN DEBT WITHOUT THE IDIOTIC IDEAS OF SANDERS, WARREN, BOOKER, BIDEN, BETO ARE EVEN CONSIDERED SERIOUS CANDIDATES…

  6. THE DEMOCRATS LIVE IN A DREAM WORLD. THEY DON’T PAY TAXES ON THEIR SALARIES AMD HAVE ALL KINDS OF BENEFITS THAT TAXPAYERS PAY FOR. THEY ONLY WORK ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS DURING THE YEAR, HAVE A TRAVEL ALLOWANCE, A HOUSING ALLOWANCE, FREE TRANSPORTATION, ETC. AND VOTE TO GIVE THEMSELVES A RAISE EVERY YEAR. THE REST OF US SHOULD HAVE IT SO GOOD. I’M ON SOCIAL SECURITY. I RECEIVE LESS THAN $800 A MONTH. tHEY SHOULD TRY LIVING ON THAT FOR A CHANGE.

  7. Hey Bernie, cut the crap and tell the poor young people that oooo and AAHHH over you the truth. The real truth. Socialism demands the bankruptcy of the nation and of it’s people so that the still rich upper class socialists like you can create new spending patterns that keeps them in absolute power over the collective purse. You are no different than any of your predecessors, a screaming, red faced, hypocrite who knows better how to spend everyone elses money better than the people do. You say you will elevate the have-nots and level the playing field. Nonsense, you level the playing field by bankrupting all but those at the top of a dictatorial government. You want to be that person. Greedy, power hungry old sot.

  8. If Bernie Junior High Sanders admit that Medicare For All would bankrupt the Nation back in 1987, then why is he stupid enough to promote it when he knew it would fail. He is doing this because he loves tyranny, anarchy, chaos and the lust for Communist Power.

  9. Bozo Bernie has admitted Medicare and Medicaid for All will bankrupt our Country. Careful Colonel Sanders it’s Comments like this that will elevate you from Bozo Bernie to Bernie the Brain. What’s next? Will Bernie the Brain admit Transforming this Nation to Socialism would mean losing our freedom!

  10. BERNIE THE BUFFOON AND ALL HIS ALLIES OF SORTS IN THE PROGRESSIVE DOLTICRATIC, MARXIST/NWO CABAL AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AND RULE OF LAW ARE JUST THAT: TRAITORS TO THEIR SWORN OATHS AS ELECTED OFFICIALS AND GUILTY OF ACTS OF SEDITION AND HIGH TREASON UNDER THE DEFINITIONS TO BE FOUND IN CHAPTER 18 OF THE U.S. CODE!, WHICH ALSO GIVES THE PENALTIES FOR THOSE FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH ACTS AGAINST US ALL. Of course, NONE of these enemy within apostates and professional politician parasites, thieves, liars and various OTHER types of frauds will ever be held either accountable or responsible to anyone as they have filled a corrupted Justice system with braying jackass judges of the same Marxist mentality to PROTECT them while taking Everything from YOU. Do not take my word for this but do NOT discard the data either: LOOK up the reference given ,
    then apply it to establishment government under the Democrats for the last 60 years or so and see the TRUTH. They have attacked private property, religious faith, moral conscience, the institution of marriage, free speech, your RIGHT to keep AND BEAR ARMS TO PROTECT AGAINST CRIMINALS AND GOVERNMENT ABUSE AS INTENDED BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE ONLY AMENDMENT WITH THE REJOINDER IT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED SO: ALL DOING SO ARE TREASONOUS TROLLS PERIOD.When you come to see this TRUTH, vote then in 2020 AGAINST every such swamp slime slithering snake and venomous vermin in the Progressive Democratic party as they WILL try to enslave you and your children under implementation of U.N. Agenda 21 which they favor and aid and abet by attempt using U.N. Open Borders Policy, “Sanctuary Cities,” and the Small Arms Treaty to end our Sovereignty and YOUR freedoms and choices. VOTE OUT EVERY ONE OF THEM, WHILE STILL YOU CAN; THEN TRY THEM UNDER THE RULE OF LAW FOR THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS AND PUNISH ALL OF THEM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT TO BE FOUND AS GIVEN IN CHAPTER 18. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT U.N. AGENDA 21 IS (AND TOO MANY DO NOT)LOOK IT UP, SEE WHAT IT IS AND THEN BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID AND READY TO FIGHT TO SAVE WHAT IS YOURS!PERIOD! TRUMP 2020!

  11. Mr. Dawson…
    Yours us an interesting hit piece on Medicare For All, and therefore deceiving.
    Let’s examine some of your assertions one at a time:
    1) Medicare For All, or any universal healthcare plan is too expensive, and will bankrupt the country.
    But the reality is that:
    ***a) Medicare For All is another form of medical insurance just like any other. Except that:
    ***b) Medicare For All doesn’t pay shareholders nor millions in bonuses to CEO’s; and thus it’s cheaper and it covers everyone. We all are the shareholders!
    ***c) so the question is not, nor it should be how much it costs for we are already paying that and more; but who we want to give our money to, the insurance companies or Medicare?.
    Is that simple Mr. Dawson. And there is no need to cloud the issue; although we all know it’s your agenda.
    Another issue I have with your rant is that you equate Universal Healthcare with Third Work Nations. However, if that is the case, are you then equating European Countries with Third World Nations for as you know they all have Universal Health Care. As a matter of fact Israel also has Universal Healthcare, and Germany has had Universal Healthcare since 1877. Ps.- France is considered to have the best.

  12. As for the quality of government controlled health care, all you have to do is ask any veteran if the Veteran Administration is working for them and what quality of care they receive from it to know that Medicare-for-all is a pipe dream. It would lower standards of medicine in this country to close to zero. It would effectively make any idiot who wants to be a physician a slave to the government. This, in turn, would drastically reduce the number of doctors thus continuing the decline in quality.
    Medicare-for-all, No Thank You!

  13. Sheeeeet, mon, this Bernie mafucker trying to bankrupt our fuckin country. Cocksucka want tax hell out of us for his fuckin freebies. Then watch the country go down in fuckin flames. Mafucker got his fuckin head up his bunghole, baby.

  14. Go to any major city in the US right now that is under the control of a majority of Democrats (Mayor, Aldermen or city council members) and look at the conditions of that city and then tell me that democrats know how to run things efficiently and judiciously. Check out Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta. Now tell me they can run a country. Oh yes they can run it, right into the ground.

  15. Bet he was pro-life in say 1946-1960. People mature, change their thoughts if there is a brain there trained to weigh the possibility that one might be wrong.

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