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Kamala Harris: Trump needs to go back where he came from

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Agree with everything she says about Trump here.

Still, though a Biden/Harris ticket might be great, her health care ideas don't jibe with his.  Would she be willing to compromise?  Hard to say at this point; Harris strongly supports the Sanders plan:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/16/kamala-harris-trump-racist-tweets-lah-ebof-vpx.cnn

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RealLindaL wrote:Harris strongly supports the Sanders plan:

She's walked that back a bit.

This is an example of what gets her into trouble - she takes expansive positions on complicated and nuanced issues, and then has to explain why she didn't really mean what she clearly said.

It would still be fun to watch her kick Trump's bloated, orange ass.

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Sal wrote:
RealLindaL wrote:Harris strongly supports the Sanders plan:

She's walked that back a bit..

Hardly. Did you watch the above linked interview? She provides only for the availability of "supplemental" private insurance, but when pressed to name what that might cover, she admits, "Not much." In other words, it'll be pretty much meaningless -- so it's obviously meant as a (very) small bone thrown to those voters who don't want to see the private insurance industry totally thrown out the window.

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I still think that it's a reasonable idea to just create two separate systems. A private one that can provide service without having to subsidize govt reimbursements. And a public one that combines Medicare, Medicaid, VA, SSDI... etc. As well as a progressive buy in for the young, working poor, and socialists based on earnings.

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I have a feeling Harris ruined her chances to be on any ticket with Biden, if he's the final nominee. I don't think he took kindly to having to explain that he's not a racist. 

Biden's healthcare plan leaves private insurance in place for people who want to keep it or who have it though their employers. I know Sanders is definitely against that, and would eliminate the private companies altogether. That's going to make a huge hole in our economy.  A lot of Americans work in that industry and they will be out of jobs forever. I didn't know until recently that the Canadian system is very similar to Biden's plan, more similar than it is to Medicare to all. It leaves insurance companies in business for supplemental insurance, evidently the national health system doesn't cover 100% of all medical charges. Of course, neither does Medicare. I have to have a supplement for my Medicare right now, so Medicare for all still wouldn't cover everything, unless it changed some. 

I had bloodwork done just today (to see exactly WHAT kind of arthritis I have. Why do I care???) and was told there would be a $230 bill not covered by either Medicare or my supplement. So, Medicare for all really is not what people think it would be even if it were passed into law. 
I like Biden's plan. It's a good step in the right direction and won't ruin the economy.

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bigdog wrote:I have a feeling Harris ruined her chances to be on any ticket with Biden, if he's the final nominee. I don't think he took kindly to having to explain that he's not a racist. 

That's a possibility, of course, but it would be just like Biden to bridge the chasm and welcome her onto the ticket -- IF, that is, the two of them could find common ground and consider themselves personally compatible.  

My first choice, though, would be the aforesaid Biden/Booker ticket, and that's frankly because, though I'm unsure Booker alone could defeat Trump, I like his solid, trust-inspiring demeanor, and consider him the most like Biden in his positive spirit of reasonableness.

(Side thought:  I just hope this campaign doesn't end up embittering Biden.  Shouldn't, after all he's seen and been through over the decades, but it just might.)

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bigdog wrote:I like Biden's plan. It's a good step in the right direction and won't ruin the economy.

Agreed in principle -- especially because, as you point out, it doesn't throw a major U.S. industry and all those employees out the window -- but it still leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered. Guess we have to stay tuned.

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