Biden: Warren's Medicare-for-all is 'mathematical gymnastics,' a lie

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Joe Biden talking in Switzerland Jan2016Losing his Democratic presidential frontrunner status to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe Biden accused his rival of lying about her Medicare for All plan, calling it “mathematical gymnastics” that will be impossible to fund without severely increasing taxes for the middle class. She later contended opening the floodgates to amnesty for millions of immigrants will fund her controversial plan.

"The mathematical gymnastics in this plan are all geared towards hiding a simple truth from voters: it’s impossible to pay for Medicare for All without middle class tax increases,” the Biden campaign declared in a statement released Friday, according to Townhall. “For months, Elizabeth Warren has refused to say if her health care plan would raise taxes on the middle class, and now we know why: because it does. Sen. Warren would place a new tax of nearly $9 trillion that will fall on American workers."

Warren quickly shot right back at Biden.

“The cost projections that we have on Medicare were authenticated by President Obama’s head of Medicare. Our revenue projections were authenticated by President Obama’s labor economist,” Warren told reporters Friday, according to The Hill. “And the employer contribution is already part of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama put into the Affordable Care Act, so if Joe Biden doesn’t like that, I’m just not sure where he’s going."

Surreptitious socialism?

It is claimed that Warren – whose political platform is very similar to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – has been evasive exactly how she is going to pay for her exorbitant universal healthcare plan … unlike Sanders, who admits his rendition of Medicare for All will raise taxes.

“Unlike Bernie Sanders – who admits the taxes of every American will increase with a government takeover of health care – Warren refuses to acknowledge the cost burden that will bear down on the middle class,” Townhall’s Katie Pavlich pointed out. “In the meantime, Warren's allies on the left and in the media are praising her plan and repeating her lies.”

To keep her momentum going, Warren refused to let her proposed universal healthcare program fall to the wayside, and instead decided to repackage it with many details left unexplained.

“It is a window into how Warren operates that – even after a lot of DC pundits and corporate-funded thinktanks caused several other Democratic presidential candidates to abandon Medicare for All, she stuck by it and put out a smart plan showing how it can be done,” Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon tweeted Friday.

Some, like Biden, insist Warren is selling America a pack of lies, wondering where $9 billion to implement the plan will come from, while others say Warren’s number-crunching is pure genius.

“You'll want to check this out – not a penny of new taxes on the middle class, and at the same time, more money for families who won't be paying premiums and deductibles,” Vanderbilt law professor Ganesh Sitaraman experessed on Twitter Friday.

Warren claimed her Medicare for All plan will be funded without added taxes on the middle class.

“Today, I’m releasing my plan to pay for #MedicareForAll. Here’s the headline: My plan won't raise taxes one penny on middle-class families,” Warren tweeted Friday. “In fact, we'll return about $11 TRILLION to the American people. That's bigger than the biggest tax cut in our history. Here's how:”

But where does the money come from?

Warren – who pushes for open borders alongside her universal healthcare plan, along with a $14-billion Green New Deal – says her pro-immigration plan to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens in the United States will fund Medicare for All.

“Warren said her agenda to provide amnesty to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States and driving up legal immigration levels will help pay for her Medicare for All  plan,” Breitbart News reported. “On Friday, Warren released her plan to end all private health insurance – stripping millions of American union workers of their negotiated healthcare plans — and enact a Medicare for All program, which would force taxpayers onto public healthcare plans.”

She wants to raise immigration levels to record highs to fund her plan.

“The $52-trillion plan will be partially paid for, Warren says, by driving up the population to the highest levels possible to increase federal tax revenue,” Breitbart’s John Binder explained. “Warren’s plan would hinge on providing amnesty for all illegal aliens and increasing legal immigration levels, which already sit at historic highs with more than 1.5 million foreign nationals added to the U.S. population every year.”

She is a staunch advocate of brining in as many illegal immigrants to the country as possible.

“I support immigration reform that’s consistent with our values – including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and expanded legal immigration consistent with my principles,” Warren wrote, as quoted in Breitbart’s report. “That’s not only the right thing to do – it also increases federal revenue we can dedicate to Medicare for All as new people come into the system and pay taxes.”

She already has many big backers for her ultra-left program.

“Warren’s donor class immigration plan is supported by tech billionaires, the open borders lobby, the outsourcing industry, the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the nation’s giant multinational corporations that have sought for decades to drive down U.S. wages by importing cheaper foreign workers to compete against America’s working and middle class,” Binder pointed out.

But many contend the U.S. has already hit its tipping point for absorbing immigrants into the country.

“Already – at current legal immigration levels – the U.S. is set to increase its population to 404 million residents by 2060 – the largest population in American history,” Binder noted. “This indicates that by 2060, about one-in-six U.S. residents will have been born in a foreign country.”

Even though the U.S. has accepted waves of migrants from various parts of the world over the past two-and-a-half centuries, immigrant totals from previous decades pale in comparison with today’s numbers.

“In 1970, one-in-20 U.S. residents were foreign-born,” Binder explained. “At current legal immigration levels, nearly 580,000 foreign-born residents will be added to the population every year, while just 1.3 million native-born residents are set to be added every year. A moratorium on immigration would stabilize the nation’s population at about 250 million residents.”

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