Via – The Juice Media
One of the most dangerous mis-guided beliefs….
“The Federal Government must not spend more than it takes in, in Taxation, The Federal Government must be responsible and Balance its Budget like a prudent Family has to”.
When a Right-Winger next tells you “If the US Government continues spending and driving up the Public Debt of the United States, the United States will end up like The Republic of Greece”.
Inform them that; The United States is an issuer of currency that can create its own currency, issue bonds, set its own interest rates and has complete contol of its own currency, that the public debt is the US Treasury issuing bonds to private investors and much of the Public Debt is owed to the Federal Government.
Greece on the other hand handed over its Monetary sovreignty to the European Central Bank, and therefore does not have control over its currency, its a currency using nation, not a currency issuing Nations, much like the State of New York in the United States, it is forbidden from issuing its own Currency.
Euro-zone Countries from a Fiscal and Monetary perspective can be compared to any of the 50 States of the United States, not totally, but almost.
Commander in debt
New financial disclosure documents show the president owes 10 creditors at least $315 million — and possibly more than a half-billion dollars.
Many Right-Wingers will argue against Medicare For All stating that “Government funded Healthcare will lead to rationing”, indeed there is some truth to this, all Healthcare Systems that have ever existed have rationining in them, at any one time there is only so many Hospitals, Medical Equipment, Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, Ambulances, Emergency Rooms, this is the case in every Country in the World regardless of the Healthcare System, by far the most rationing of any healthcare system exists in the United States Healthcare system, Private For Profit Insurance has an incentive to charge customers as much as the market will bare while finding any reason not to pay out as their prime Motive is to enrich their employees, CEOs and Shareholders, currently Americans pay the highest drug prices on the Planet, on average 10 times higher than the Brits or Canadians, because there not a giant Non-Profit Fund in the form of Medicare For All that can Negotiate Drug Prices, There will always be a certain amount of rationing in any Healthcare System, this leads to the question of other Government policies for instance having a National program to train Doctors, Nurses and other medical proffesionals tuition free, and investing heavily in Institutions like the National Institute for Health to find cures for diseases and illnesses, as Ralph Nader correctly points out all the State of the Art Medical Equipment and Drugs available today would not be had it not been for Tax Payer funded Research.
Next year the Canadian Government will introduce Legislation that will make Marijiuana legal and regulated, the minimum age “federally” to purchase Marijiuana will be 18 (the age of adulthood in the US and Canada), though Provinces may set their own age limit, some may choose to set the legal age at 19 which is the legal age to purchase Alcohol in all but three Canadian provinces (18 in Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba).
States in the US such as California that have legalised recreational Marijiuana have set the purchase age at 21, and Legislation that has been introduced at the Federal Level by Democrats also set the minimum age to purchase Marijiuana at 21.
Urugauy, the small country in Latin America that recently legalised rectreational Marijiuana set their minimum age for purchase at 18…
What should the legal purchase age be, since 18 is the age of Adulthood?.
Republicans want to talk about banning abortion and how “big” the government is
Democrats want to talk about Trump and Russia
Americans are just sitting here thinking how we work longer hours for less money than the last three generations.
Dianne Feinsten says “Medicare For All” is Government control of Healthcare, total bullshit, Medicare for All is public payment for private delivery which has been proven to be the best way yet known to provide healthcare, She needs to be primaried by a Progressive Democrat. e v
“I don’t believe government should take over the grocery store down the street or own the means of production, but I do believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a decent standard of living and that their incomes should go up, not down. I do believe in private companies that thrive and invest and grow in America, companies that create jobs here, rather than companies that are shutting down in America and increasing their profits by exploiting low-wage labor abroad.”
~ Senator Bernie Sanders