Why am I called an “extremist”?
This is what I have been saying for the better part of a decade now:
“The year is 2019. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, recently elected on a platform that included support for the creation of a single-payer health-care system, now must figure out how to enact it. A prior nonpartisan analysis priced it at $400 billion per year — twice the state’s current budget. There appears to be no way to finance such a plan without staggering new taxes, making California a magnet for those with chronic illnesses just as its tax rates send younger, healthier Californians house-hunting in Nevada and big tech employers consider leaving the state.
But Newsom is not alone. Other governors have made similar promises, and Newsom calls together the executives of the most ideologically like-minded states — Oregon, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland. What if they banded to create a sole unified single-payer health-care system, spreading risk around a much larger pool of potential patients while creating uniformity across some of the country’s wealthiest states? …
Do you know what we are going to get for the next two years? A shitty government that isn’t going to accomplish much of anything or satisfy anyone. A bunch of cable news television personalities who are getting to keep everyone polarized and inflamed and stuck in a state of low level civil war.
The Democrats now control every House seat in New England:
“Democrat Jared Golden beat incumbent GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s 2nd District on Thursday — and made a little bit of history along the way.
Poliquin actually secured 46.2 percent of the vote to Golden’s 45.5 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting, per The New York Times and Politico. But Golden still came out on top due to Maine’s ranked-choice voting system. It’s the first federal race decided by ranked choice, and Golden’s win means Republicans have now been ousted from every single congressional seat in New England. …”
Some things never change.
I sound like less of a sperg though for pointing these things out now.