(National Sentinel)Â Calling Them Out: In an op-ed forÂ 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.
â€œThe truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model Americaâ€™s economy after Venezuela,â€ TrumpÂ wrote.
â€œIf 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 simplyÂ not affordable.
The president alsoÂ repeatedly noted he would protect current healthcare programs. â€œI 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 â€œas [a] single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would costÂ an astonishingÂ $32.6Â trillionÂ during its first 10 years.â€
“The truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model Americaâ€™s economy after Venezuela,” he added.
“Democrats are also pushing massive government control of education, private-sector businessesÂ and other major sectors of the U.S.Â economy,” POTUS wrote.
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