House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is being hailed as a hero of the “resistance” when she appeared to clap in the face of President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address.
But while the liberals love her for the “clap back,” the feeling isn’t exactly mutual.
As a new report shows, she’s about to SELL THEM OUT!
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Pelosi is reportedly working behind the scenes the undermine one of the biggest issues of the hard left.
That’s socialized medicine, aka the deeply unpopular Bernie Sanders-backed “Medicare for all” proposal that 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to endorse.
But in a meeting with insurance industry bigwigs, Pelosi adviser Wendell Primus was caught reassuring health insurance donors that a single-payer system will never happen under Pelosi’ watch.
The Intercept website obtained a presentation he delivered on how any such proposal would be DOA in a Pelosi-controlled House.
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In fact, he listed FIVE WAYS in which the system would fail – which makes him (and, by extension, Pelosi) sound a lot more like Republicans than either one would care to admit:
- Creates winners and losers
- Stakeholders are against
- Monies are needed for other priorities
- Implementation challenges
Publicly, of course, Pelosi has paid plenty of lip service to the left on the issue.
“I was carrying around single-payer signs probably before you were born, so I, you know, I understand that aspiration,” she told Joy Reid in 2017.
However, she also said at the time that millions of Americans want to keep their current healthcare, which often comes from an employer, and single payer would destroy that system.
As a result, she said, she’d rather protect and expand Obamacare.
Since then, the issue has spread like wildfire among Democrats despite the obvious flaws… including, as Pelosi’s aide listed TWICE on that presentation, the massive costs.
Right now, the entire U.S. healthcare system is worth $3.5 trillion, or $10,739 per person in 2017. That’s almost the same size as the entire federal budget including every federal agency, even the military.
Essentially, we would have to double the federal budget – or more – and that means doubling taxes (or more).
Then there’s the little matter of efficiency.
The feds can’t even maintain a highway bridge. How could they possibly run a massive system such as this?
But as the leak from Pelosi’s office shows, it’s not just principled conservatives who oppose it.
It’s the Democratic elites, too, but let’s get real about the TRUE reason they’re against it. It’s not because of the cost or the guarantee that a federally run single payer system is bound to turn into a Kafka-esque nightmare of bureaucracy.
And it’s certainly not to protect patients.
It’s to protect their donors, starting with the insurance industry bigs that Pelosi’s aide moved so quickly to reassure.
Democrats have in recent years gotten incredibly cozy with the powerful corporate interests that run Wall Street, which is why their party’s leaders have favored massive multinational trade deals.
These deals HELP Wall Street by allowing them easy access to cheap labor in Third World countries, at the expense of hard-working Americans.
But manufacturing isn’t the only industry funding the left.
Insurers are bankrolling Democrats as well, which is how Obamacare ended up being such a gift to the industry: It FORCES every American, under threat of financial penalties, to essentially give insurers money.
Now, it looks like Democrats aren’t done cozying up to that industry yet. And it’s more proof of whose interest the left’s leaders are really looking out for.
— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.”