Thursday, July 6, 2017
Democrat Running for Paul Ryan’s Seat Stuns Even CNN Hosts With Plan to Pay for Universal Health Care
The following article appeared on the Independent Journal Review on July 5th
By Julio Rosas
Democratic candidate Randy Bryce is running for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's seat, and he could not be more opposite of him. Bryce, who is an ironworker and Army veteran, thinks Obamacare doesn't go far enough, he wants total single-payer healthcare.
When Bryce was confronted about his position during an interview with CNN, he wouldn't rule out the possibility of a $32 trillion tax hike in order to pay for the single-payer.
The reason is because, according to him, some people aren't paying their “fair share in taxes.”
John Berman: Bernie Sanders, you look at his plan for universal coverage that he ran on during the primary, you know, it could cost 32 trillion dollars over ten years. Even if it's half that, that's a ton of money. How do you propose paying for it?
Randy Bryce: Well, there's a lot of people that are getting away with not paying their fair share in taxes right now, and they benefit the most from society.
Berman: You want to raise 32 trillion dollars in taxes?
Bryce: Well, I'm not saying that we have to look at ways to just increase complete cost. There's a lot of things that we can look at as far as making things cost-effective. But again, there's are a lot of people that are not paying their fair share of taxes...
In an interview with Vox, Bryce reiterated his position, “If you look at the rich, the CEOs and the ones that own these corporations, they use our infrastructure. Working people — it’s outrageous for us to pay for the majority of things when we’re the ones who are going to build things. ... Without our labor, there is no capital.”
He also citied the U.S. GDP percentage that is spent on health care, in comparison to what other countries pay, as proof why the U.S. needs single-payer.
Not paying their "fair share!" Of course, when you ask a clown like Randy Bryce how much someone's "fair share" actually is, an answer is NEVER forthcoming. They don't know what's fair, they only seem to know what ain't! Ed.