But during an interview on CBS 60 Minutes, Sanders said policies such as childcare provision reforms - estimated at a staggering $1.5 trillion over a decade - and a Medicare-for-all plan that could cost $30trillion in the next ten years, would be covered by a "tax on wealth". … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders admits he’s CLUELESS about how to pay for his socialist revolution before hinting at tax and fuel hikes
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Sanders is the only candidate who’s making that kind of breakout, and he’s the only candidate besides Bloomberg who’s sure to have enough funds to sustain his candidacy through the convention. But if Warren enjoys a resurgence as a result of her slashing debate performance, that will cut into Sanders’ margins. And his far-left policies, while they energize his young base, are likely to repel larger numbers of voters in most states. A Gallup poll that came out this month found that 53% of all Americans would not vote for a socialist, while majorities of Democrats oppose Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan when pollsters specify that it would mean the end of private health insurance. … [Read more...] about Democrats are being swept up in idealism – but are they ignoring political realism?
Mid-election, Labour candidates may shy away from such treason. But the Liberals have always lain like a water buffalo across Labour’s tracks, as Roy Jenkins once put it. First-past-the-post allows no third party, except as a wrecker, and it has split the non-Tory vote time and again. But the last thing our decaying democracy needs is less choice. What’s needed is a one-time-only pact to not stand against each other in any seat, with a manifesto promise to bring in proportional representation as a first act, needing no referendum. … [Read more...] about The only way to a Labour victory may be a pact with the Lib Dems
“Hope I die before I get old,” is clearly an old-fashioned sentiment. As I read about the possibilities of longevity, I also see the mounting care crisis among elderly people. On one hand, we are told of the sprightly inhabitants of Okinawa, the Greek island of Ikaria and Sardinia; on the other, we have falling life expectancy, especially for women in the most deprived parts of England. As ever, a social issue gets funnelled into individual advice about fasting, exercise and keeping your brain active. Follow the familiar instructions and you can live to 100. … [Read more...] about Why does anyone want to live to 100?
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