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In addition to having a political career thanks to Willie Brown, Kamala wants America to be very socialist-like. Free healthcare for all, woot woot!

This is what happens when your only qualifications for political office is sleeping with a mayor.

Kamala Harris kicks off presidential run slamming Trump policies, pushing 'Medicare for All'

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., formally launched her run for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday with a full-fledged embrace of big government programs, including "Medicare for All" and universal pre-kindergarten education -- and taking multiple shots at President Trump's policies.

"I'm running to fight for an America where the economy works for working people," Harris told a cheering crowd outside City Hall in her hometown of Oakland. " ... I am running to declare, once and for all, that health care is a fundamental right, and to deliver that right with 'Medicare for All.' To declare education is a fundamental right, and we will guarantee that right with universal pre-K and debt-free college."


Harris slammed President Trump's planned border wall as "a medieval vanity project" and criticized the administration for its hardline immigration policy.

"When we have children in cages, crying for their mothers and fathers, don't you dare call that border security, that's human rights abuse," Harris said.

She also pledged to reverse the administration's tax cuts to pay for what she promised would be "the largest working and middle-class tax cut in decades."

Harris cast the United States as being at "an inflection point in its history," and claimed, "the American Dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before."

"America, we are better than this," Harris said. "People in power are trying to convince us that the villain in our American story is each other. But that is not our story. That is not who we are. That’s not our America. You see, our United States of America is not about us versus them. It’s about 'We the People.'"

Harris, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, started her political career as a prosecutor in Oakland before becoming San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General.

"My whole life, I've only had one client: the people," Harris said in an echo of her campaign slogan "For the People." She also defended her record as a prosecutor, which has come under scrutiny from some progressives.

"'For the People' meant fighting for a more fair criminal justice system. At a time when prevention and redemption were not in the vocabulary or mindset of most district attorneys, we created an initiative to give skills and job training stead of jail time for young people arrested for drugs," said Harris, who added that American's criminal justice system "needs massive reform."

"It’s fitting that Harris chose the most liberal district in deep-blue California to launch her campaign," Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said in response to her remarks. "Government-run health care, weaker borders and higher taxes might be popular there, but her liberal policies are totally out-of-step with most Americans. President Trump has led this country to record economic highs and strengthened our national security, and it’s why he’s going to be re-elected in 2020."

Harris is among the first major Democrats to jump into what is expected to be a crowded 2020 presidential contest. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have announced exploratory committees. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Julian Castro, federal housing chief under President Barack Obama and a former San Antonio mayor, already are in the race.

Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have signaled they may also run.

Following the rally, Harris plans to make her first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate. She traveled to the leadoff caucus state in the weeks before this past November's midterm elections to campaign on behalf of Democrats. She has also visited other early-voting states, including South Carolina this past Friday.

Fox News' Patrick Ward and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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well yes it's about time for medicare for all.
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get used to it.
medicare for all is coming.
it’s always been the goal.
it’s a 50 year old program that no one wants to get rid of.
expansion is the natural progression.
sadly it’ll never live up to its promise — but then again those making the promises will never have to answer for them.
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Doesn't sound feasible to me.

How much would 'Medicare for All' cost? Democrats' health care plan explained

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There doesn't seem to be much dispute that a single-payer system would require tax increases, since the government would essentially take over premiums now paid by employers and individuals as it replaces the private health insurance industry. The question is how much.

"Medicare for All" is estimated to cost tens of trillions of dollars over a decade.

Several independent studies have estimated that government spending on health care would increase dramatically, in the range of about $25 trillion to $35 trillion or more over a 10-year period. Specifically, a study released over the summer by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimated it would cost $32.6 trillion — $3.26 trillion per year — over 10 years. For comparison, the federal budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019 was $4.4 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office states.
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feasibility isn’t what matters to those who push such programs.
they want it and are convincing folks they deserve it.
at the expense of everyone else of course — no one ever wants to pay for it.
and that price tag also assumes we wouldn’t be getting denied treatment.
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feasibility isn’t what matters to those who push such programs.
they want it and are convincing folks they deserve it.
at the expense of everyone else of course — no one ever wants to pay for it.
and that price tag also assumes we wouldn’t be getting denied treatment.
This is why Socialist countries are broke.
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Doesn't sound feasible to me.

How much would 'Medicare for All' cost? Democrats' health care plan explained

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There doesn't seem to be much dispute that a single-payer system would require tax increases, since the government would essentially take over premiums now paid by employers and individuals as it replaces the private health insurance industry. The question is how much.

"Medicare for All" is estimated to cost tens of trillions of dollars over a decade.

Several independent studies have estimated that government spending on health care would increase dramatically, in the range of about $25 trillion to $35 trillion or more over a 10-year period. Specifically, a study released over the summer by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimated it would cost $32.6 trillion — $3.26 trillion per year — over 10 years. For comparison, the federal budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019 was $4.4 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office states.
While not taking the time to run possible calculation some of this doesn't seem to make sense.

It's my understanding that Medicare today, that covers retirees, accounts for about one-half of all the money spent on health care in the United States. In 2018 Medicare had $712 billion in gross spending and $589 billion in net spending after Medicare premiums and collections were deducted.

If that's half of all medical spending in the United States then to cover the other half should only cost an additional $712 billion per year less premiums and collections.

The estimates provided seem way out of line with existing expenditures on Medicare and I'd guess that they also include the cost of the existing Medicare program that's funded by FICA taxes and not by the general tax revenue.

Ironically the Republicans were warned years ago that if they destroyed Obamacare then it would be replaced with a single-payer system and they still did all they could to destroy Obamacare. If we end up with Medicare for All (a single-payer system) then Republicans can thank themselves for this development because they choose to destroy Obamacare as opposed to fixing Obamacare.
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This is why Socialist countries are broke.
Sweden, one of those "socialist" countries being referred to, has had a budget surplus since 2015. Running a surplus is the opposite of being broke.
https://tradingeconomics.com/sweden/government-budget
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In addition to having a political career thanks to Willie Brown, Kamala wants America to be very socialist-like. Free healthcare for all, woot woot!
Republicans must be very afraid of Kamala Harris because they're already starting to circulate previously debunked right-wing rumors about Harris.

https://www.truthorfiction.com/sen-k...ostly-fiction/

You can always tell how worried Republicans are about an opposition candidate by the number of debunked rumors and conspiracy theories they come up with. Hillary Clinton really scared Republicans and they spent three years trying to slander her reputation with false allegations.
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Republicans must be very afraid of Kamala Harris because they're already starting to circulate previously debunked right-wing rumors about Harris.
Problem for your talking point is that ol' Wille is talking 'bout lil' Willie's escapades with Kamala's Klam and him launching her political career by appointing her to state jobs.

https://starpolitical.com/former-san...itical-career/

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Hillary Clinton really scared Republicans and they spent three years trying to slander her reputation with false allegations.
Well,at least you are consistent believing Dem BS.
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