According to a study by Dr. Charles Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center senior and former trustee for Social Security and Medicare, the ‘Medicare for All program proposed by Bernie Sanders would cost $32.6 trillion over the course of ten years. The cost is so high that even doubling all federal individual and corporate income tax collections would fall short of fully funding the plan. [The ignorant clamor for it, anyway, thinking that, somehow, they will escape paying ‘their fair share’. They also think they actually will receive good medical care. Ignorance contains it’s own punishment.] -GEG
A “Medicare for all” proposal would cost the federal government more than $32 trillion over the course of ten years. That’s according to a new study by Charles Blahous, Mercatus Center senior research strategist and former public trustee for Social Security and Medicare.
Dr. Blahous analyzed the “Medicare for All Act” (M4A), legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) last September, in an effort to determine how much such a proposal would cost the federal government.
Here are the numbers:
M4A total cost over its first ten years: $32.6 trillion
Federal spending on healthcare by 2031: 12.7 percent of all economic activity in the United States
Other studies aimed at estimating the cost of providing Medicare-like coverage to all Americans had similar findings.
A 2016 Center for Health and Economy (CHE) study of the same proposal estimated more than $27 trillion more in federal budget deficits
The Chicago Police Department is in a stand-off with leftist Mayor Lori Lightfoot who mandated that police officers and all city workers were required to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by October 15, or they would lose their jobs. When the deadline came, the city gave police to the end of the year to get vaccinated.
The unveiling of the national vaccine passport comes only a few weeks after Trudeau announced unprecedented COVID-19 jab mandates for all federal workers and said the un-jabbed will no longer be able to travel by air, boat, or train.
The CDC advisory panel advocated for mixing vaccines, no matter which vaccine individuals received first. Side effects and potential vaccine injuries due to mixing vaccines is unknown. More than 11 million people have received a booster or an additional dose of a vaccine to date.
For the third time this year, the US Supreme Court has denied a motion to halt mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, this time declining to block a vaccine requirement imposed by the state of Maine on health care workers.
Of the top 5 counties in the US that have the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated (99.9–84.3%), the CDC identified 4 of them as ‘High’ Transmission counties. Conversely, of the 57 counties that were classified as ‘low’ transmission counties by the CDC, 26.3% had a population fully vaccinated below 20%.
The jab, which fails to prevent transmission of Covid, will be made available to pediatricians, local pharmacies, and even at schools. The US has purchased 65 million doses of the Pfizer pediatric shot, which is expected to contain one-third of the dosage for adults and adolescents. The CDC will still recommend masks.
An In-N-Out store was shut down for employees failing to check vaccination ID. The company fiercely disagrees with any government order that forces a private company to discriminate against customers. “This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.”
Governor Polis encouraged kids and spouses to lie about taking a Covid vaccine: “A spouse, a parent you live with who doesn’t want to get it, is against it… you can still privately get that vaccine without your partner knowing if that’s what keeps the harmony in the family and you are protecting yourself.”
Five priests and two nuns were abducted in April, and were later released after a ransom was paid. Haitians mounted a nationwide strike to protest gang crime and kidnappings, which have been on the rise for years and have worsened since the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise
Fully vaccinated individuals are getting infected, and they can reportedly transmit the disease. They are being hospitalized and getting seriously ill, and they are dying. The CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has recorded 16,766 deaths from the experimental Covid vaccines over the past 10 months.
The mandate will terminate about 500 San Diego Police Department officers, 100 San Diego Fire Department firefighters, 20 radio 911-Dispatchers and several hundred civilian employees including trash collectors, city maintenance workers, and other city employees who make the City of San Diego function daily.
This is the second time in recent months that a radical left-wing judge has taken away visitation rights for an unvaccinated parent. Recently, Judge James Shapiro of Cook County, Illinois, restricted an unvaccinated mother from seeing her son in person. Shapiro recused himself from the case after public backlash.
Colin Powell acted as US Secretary of State and asserted that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction in a speech that made false claims to the United Nations to make the case for war on Iraq. Tens of thousands of people, including about 5,000 US service members, died in the war, which lasted from 2003 until 2011.
The lawsuit argues that the mandate violates the First Amendment freedom of religion, that the vaccines were developed using aborted fetal cells, and that the mandate is unenforceable because it has only been issued an Emergency Use Authorization.
Newsom’s administration is defending state prison employees’ ability to choose whether they get vaccinated and is appealing the court ruling. California’s prison guard union made a $1.75 million donation to Newsom’s anti-recall election committee, showing that the governor’s mandate has little to do with health.
Big businesses in the private sector, including Amazon, Walmart, UPS, FedEx, Samsung, Home Depot and Target, were aware of this problem years ago and quietly diverted shipments of their goods to other ports, to avoid the ire of environmentalists.
David Amess, an MP who was meeting with constituents at his church, was stabbed to death. Amess was a champion of refugee resettlement in the UK and he backed the Red Cross’s “Every Refugee Matters” campaign. A 25-year old man, Ali Harbi Ali, into custody after the terror attack.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the European Medicines Agency safety database recorded three times as many reports of myocarditis among Moderna vaccine recipients than Pfizer-BioNTech recipients.
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A grassroots campaign on social media began when Brandon Straka, a gay hairdresser from New York city, explained that he was leaving the Democrat party because he rejects hate, racism, false victimhood, hatred, media lies, and being cast as a victim. The Democratic party has aligned with the radical left.
More than 300 acts of violence and harassment against Trump supporters have been documented, with more than 60 graphic videos! The media is complicit as it encourages and foments attacks on conservatives.
Bank of America announced it will not lend money to some gun makers just weeks after Citigroup announced that it will not do business with retailers unless they restrict gun sales. Powerful companies like BofA and Citigroup can make sweeping changes to America without a single political vote being cast. Political activists lobby big companies in secret. You might not even know it’s happening, yet it can affect your life immensely, as much as any federal law. Ideological differences are punished in the marketplace.