Bernie Sanders Demolishes Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Replacement In An Incredible 82 Seconds

Sen. Bernie Sanders needed just 82 seconds to completely demolish Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement on Face The Nation.

The full interview with Sen. Sanders on CBS’s Face The Nation:

Sen. Sanders was asked if the Ryan Obamacare replacement can get 51 votes in the Senate, and he answered, “I hope not. It is an absolute disaster. It is a disgrace, and by the way, this really has nothing to do with healthcare. What this has everything to do with is a massive shift of wealth from working people and middle-income people to the richest people in this country. It is a 275 billion dollar tax break for the top two percent. Millionaires will get about $50,000 a year in tax breaks, while at the same time 5-10 million people are going to lose their health insurance, premiums are going to soar. The AARP says that if you are 64 years of age and you’re making about 25,000 a year, you’re going pay up to $7,000 more for you’re health insurance. They’re going to defund Planned Parenthood. Deny over 2 million the right to choose they healthcare that they need. They’re going to decimate Medicaid, which is why the American Medical Association, the AMA, and the American Hospital Association oppose it, in addition to the AARP. This is a disgrace, and by the way, they are so cowardly that they want to go forward before the CBO gives an estimate of what it will cost, and how many people will lose their insurance.”

Sen. Sanders (I-VT) was correct. The Obamacare replacement is one of Paul Ryan’s ideological exercises. It has nothing to do with actually providing health care to people. Ryan’s entire plan is based on the goal of making people pay more for less health care to transfer national wealth from the people at the bottom to the people at the top.

The transference of wealth to those at the top is going to be a common theme of the legislation that will come out of the Congress during the Trump administration.

Bernie Sanders was able to destroy this legislation so quickly because it is a terrible bill.

Sanders has it right. The only people who should like Trumpcare are the insurance companies and the richest Americans who stand to get a big tax cut if this bill becomes law.

Everyone else needs to stand and fight until this legislation is completely dead.

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