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Lanhee Chen: Democrats Push Single Payer

Democrats introduced single-payer health care legislation last week that—if passed—would move every American into a single, government-run insurance program, within two years. The bill already has over 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House, and many of the Democratic Party’s candidates for president in 2020 are sure to endorse it too.

But, as with other plans to bring socialized medicine to all Americans, this single-payer legislation has plenty of drawbacks.

Like your current coverage? Say goodbye to it. Value your relationship with your doctor? Time to find a new one. Think health care spending in the U.S. is high now? Wait until you see what happens if the Democrats’ proposal actually becomes law.

One more thing: The Democrats have no explanation for how the system would be paid for.

But, don’t worry. I’m sure they’ll find the estimated $30 trillion somewhere.

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03/07/19 Duane Patterson Post-Game

 

Duane brings the latest bit of defense of anti-Semitism by the Democratic Party, this time from James Clyburn, the number three ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives.

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Lanhee Chen: The President Was Right to Walk Away

President Trump’s recent summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un may have ended without a deal, but the entire episode served to demonstrate that sometimes, walking away is the best decision.

Published news reports suggest that the North Koreans were asking us to lift many of the most onerous sanctions that have been placed upon them, in return for a promise that they’d destroy a site that’s been called the “heart” of their nuclear program.

But there were no guarantees that we’d be allowed to verify their claims. And certainly no guarantees that they’d keep their promises.

Given our history with the rogue regime, we have plenty of reason to distrust.
It can be tough to walk away from a negotiation, particularly when it would be politically expedient to do otherwise.

That’s why President Trump should be congratulated for doing what he did.

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03/06/19 Duane Patterson Post-Game

 

Duane and the rest of the Hugh Hewitt Show crew analyze whether the Los Angeles Times got their best and worst french fry list right.

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Jerry Bowyer: It’s Time to Put Socialism On Trial

Larry Kudlow is Director of the National Economic Council, which makes him President Trump’s chief economic advisor. But in his recent CPAC speech, Kudlow gave some advice directly to the American people. He asked us to put socialism on trial.

What a great idea.

C.S. Lewis wrote an essay called “God in the Dock.” The “dock” is the defendant’s seat in British trials. His point was that modern man puts God on trial, whereas our forebears properly saw man as on trial. The people who put God on trial also tend to put freedom on trial.

Conservatives have offered effective defenses of economic freedom, but Kudlow is right: It’s time to put godless socialism in the dock, in the defendant’s seat. I choose as witness number one and number two, two forms of socialism – communism and fascism.

What do you have to say for yourselves, socialists?

We’ll await your defense.

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03/05/19 Duane Patterson Post-Game

 

Duane talks about how the Democratic Party base may be throwing away their only chance at defeating Donald Trump in 2020 by rejecting Joe Biden before he even throws his hat into the ring.

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