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    Mulvaney: 'Only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail'

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday there is only one way to have universal healthcare in the country.

    “The only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail if they don’t have it,” he said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.” “And we are not going to do that.”

    In January, President Trump said a plan to replace ObamaCare would include the goal of having “insurance for everybody.”



    Yeah, that’s how they do it in Europe and the other civilized nations!   :sarcasm:


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  • Ferd Berfel (3277 posts)
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    1. what a piece of shit

    These people are not of the human species

    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.
    • MrMickeysMom (1161 posts)
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      3. He gives shit a bad name…

      At least human feces has a useful role to carry away toxins within every human. This guy’s role is to pour acid in your eyes whilst stuffing gum up every other orifice.

      We’re supposed to heal the world with love… That’s gonna be a tough one.

      Hell no...I'm not giving up...     cat-gif-238.gif giphy.gif
      • PatrynXX (423 posts)
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        11. Maybe he ate the shit :P

        Maybe he had a bad day doing some sounding (don’t look that slang up)

  • FanBoy (7074 posts)
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    2. he forgot part of the equation

    cause throwing more people in jail pumps their bottom line in a number of ways, just like military spending

    if they threw everyone in jail but the top 30% maybe

    but then some of the bottom layer would have to fill the role that the bottom does now, for higher wages

    I suppose they can always import more labor from outside the country though

    but kind of defeats the purpose

  • mick063 (1751 posts)
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    4. In other words

    Return to slavery


    Isn’t that what jail is now days?

    "I welcome their hatred"    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Punxsutawney (776 posts)
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    5. His compassion is overwhelming….

    Well, one other way,

    Institute single-payer and tax the crap out of people like you, Mulvaney.

    To neoliberals, everyone and everything are disposable. -  Chris Hedges
  • Rosa Luxemburg (1070 posts)
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    6. Mulvaney is a nutcase

    one day soon this will come back to bite him

    The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg.    
  • HIP56948 (1791 posts)
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    7. I love this little bit of wisdom in the interview >

    “which is to encourage people to buy a policy they want and can afford.”

    Want and can afford.  Want and can afford.  For the life of me, it seems like those two words don’t always go together.

    • Enthusiast (6596 posts)
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      15. Plus one!

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
  • GloriaMundi (463 posts)
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    8. And yet, oddly enough…

    …our neighbor to the north, Canada, (a) has universal health care and (b) does not achieve it by throwing people in jail.  Therefore, by counter-example, his thesis that “the only way to do that is to throw people in jail”, is disproven.  QED

    And of course, his interviewer could not even bother to bring up any counter-examples 9of which there are many, including some with single payer and some with mandated insurance, all of which work very well, cost less and deliver better outcomes overall).  Surprise, surprise.

  • Silver Witch (4224 posts)
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    9. What exactly is "universal care"..

    Is that the Clinton plan of “we can’t have single payor” or is that the corporations owning America and not wanting to loose one of the biggest income generating platforms in America – that being illness and impeding death.

    We would not want people to have care, real care.  Where they can go to the doctor before they are dying.  Then corporations couldn’t charge 1,000s of dollars for a pill that allows you to live an additional 30 days (on average).

    Tired of all the whining and carrying on by both republicans and democrats.  They both need to put on big kid panties and work for the people.  Yes, us the people, those who vote for them – goddess only knows why anyone here voted for any of these asshats.


    You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ~ Clarence Darrow
  • coderEmeritus (201 posts)
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    10. Another idiot…

    … opens his mouth and removes all doubt.

  • 2bAnon (4043 posts)
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    12. This guy is a fuckiing nut job

    like nearly all the rest of them.   Wonder if it was Bannon who picked these fucktards or was it Pence?



  • Enthusiast (6596 posts)
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    14. The only thing universal about the Trump Administration is the ignorance.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
  • bemildred (2232 posts)
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    16. Every one of those insurance corporation CEOs belongs in jail.

    Damn right.

    It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
  • jdpriestly (4499 posts)
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    18. They don't throw you in jail. In Europe, they take the money out of your

    paycheck.  And that is what we should be doing.

    No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!