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WAFFLES: Harris Changes Position On Gov’t Takeover Of Healthcare After Outrage

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That didn’t take long. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) couldn’t backpedal fast enough on her stated healthcare position after going public on CNN about it with Jake Tapper. This comes less than 24 hours after she called for the elimination of the free market from the industry and advocated for a complete government takeover. That is her true position. Now comes the flip-flop and the political two-step.

“I believe the solution — and I actually feel very strongly about this — is that we need to have Medicare for all,” Harris said during CNN’s town hall. “That’s just the bottom line.” Tapper, who noted that Harris’ position would eliminate private insurance, asked Harris, “So for people out there who like their insurance, they don’t get to keep it?” “Let’s eliminate all of that,” Harris said. “Let’s move on.”

Instead of being honest and standing on her principles as a Marxist, she is now reversing herself. Harris couldn’t take the heat of the political firestorm that ensued. Her opponents noted that she “says she wants to eliminate private insurance even if you like your plan.”

CNN reported:

“As the furor grew, a Harris adviser on Tuesday signaled that the candidate would also be open to the more moderate health reform plans, which would preserve the industry, being floated by other congressional Democrats. It represents a compromise position that risks angering “Medicare-for-all” proponents, who view eliminating private health insurance as key to enacting their comprehensive reform.”

If you believe that, I have some fantastic seaside property in Nevada for you. “Medicare-for-all is the plan that she believes will solve the problem and get all Americans covered. Period,” Harris national press secretary Ian Sams told CNN. “She has co-sponsored other pieces of legislation that she sees as a path to getting us there, but this is the plan she is running on.” This woman wants single-payer, government-controlled healthcare. That’s the blunt truth of the matter.

A number of Democrat Senators came out against Harris’ call to eliminate private health insurance plans. “It would take a mighty transition to move from where we are to that,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). “What most of us said we would support is a Medicare-type plan — a not-for-profit public plan that is available for everyone.”

“I’m not going to say you have to give it up,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said. “I think the idea is to offer a nonprofit insurance plan as an option.” Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) pushed back on Harris, saying, “Well I’m not there.” When you’ve lost Durbin and Feinstein as a lefty it’s time to call it a day.

Ben Shapiro was right when he noted that she “embraced every radical position available to her – presumably in an attempt to crowd out candidates to her Left, including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).” She wanted to join the cool socialist click led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and go all the way to the left. Somehow she felt it would give her a leg up on Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Not so much.

From The Daily Wire:

“With that strategy in mind, she embraced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal, which would cost an estimated $49 trillion over the next ten years, as well as slashing the military in half, eliminating natural gas and coal within 11 years, and banning gasoline-powered vehicles,” Shapiro continued. “She also embraced nationalized health care insurance to the extent that she gladly stated that she would “eliminate” private insurance – you know, the insurance upon which the vast majority of Americans rely. A Medicare-for-All plan would cost some $32 trillion over ten years – and that’s a low-end estimate, considering that Bernie Sanders’ plan assumes a 40 percent reduction in provider payments, and no private health care spending outside the system. And Harris embraced a full-scale ban on semi-automatic weapons.”

But other leftists are coming out in support of Harris’ real stance… including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). He went on MSNBC and told Chris Matthews that he backed Sen. Kamala Harris’ call to eliminate private health insurance, saying, “I stand with her on that.” Of course he does. Marxists of a feather…

 

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Apprehend Over 164,000 Illegals In Less Than 7 Months

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This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited and republished with permission:

The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol has apprehended more than 164,000 illegal immigrants in less than seven months. That’s simply staggering. They were taken into custody between Brownsville and Del Rio during the first seven months of fiscal 2019. Approximately 162,000 illegal immigrants were taken into custody during all of 2018 so this breaks that record.

Apprehended migrants are separated into three categories: Unaccompanied children, family units and single adults. Each category showed steep increases, according to Customs and Border Protection figures. They are simply being swarmed and overwhelmed on the southern border. That’s a military tactic by the way and it’s working.

From the Caller Times:

“From Oct. 1 through March 31, the number of unaccompanied children in the sector was up 56 percent compared with the same period the year before. Family unit apprehensions were up nearly 230 percent. And the apprehension of single adults was up 31 percent.

“The southwestern United States is divided up among nine Customs and Border Protection sectors. The Rio Grande Sector is by far the busiest with an average of about 1,100 migrants per day taken into custody.

“According to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ budget documents, providing care for unaccompanied children taken into custody by immigration authorities has been costing about $1.5 billion a year for the past few years. But the number could top $2 billion for the new budget year that begins in October, the agency said.

“The apprehension figures do not include migrants who show up at U.S. ports of entry to seek asylum.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following statement:

“Release Date: April 23, 2019

“EDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience unprecedented numbers in illegal alien apprehensions.

“Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol Sector has apprehended more than 164,000 people to date, surpassing the total number of apprehensions made in fiscal year 2018. The sector continues to work with its federal, state, local and non-governmental partners in addressing the influx of Central and South American migrants crossing into South Texas.

“On average, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest more than 1100 people per day.”

The increase is the result of an ongoing surge of migrants, most of them from Central America, who are crossing the border to seek asylum. The 2019 total for the Rio Grande Valley includes 15,310 unaccompanied minors apprehended from October through March — compared to 23,760 during the entire 2018 fiscal year — and 79,000 people who were traveling in families during the same time frame, which has already surpassed the 63,280 family members apprehended in 2018. The Border Patrol has reported similar increases along the entire southwest border.

President Trump has tried repeatedly to get funding for a wall and security on our southern border and the Democrats have obstructed him at every step. We are being invaded and this is an attack using swarming tactics. The U.S. is under siege… just build the wall already and stop all immigration for a period of time while this is sorted out. It is a brutal act of war and the violence will skyrockets as the invasion steadily increases. #WeBuildTheWall

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Under Bernie’s Plan, 183K Murderers, 164K Rapists Would Be Allowed To Vote From Prison

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Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) statement that those in prison should be allowed to vote is far more sweeping than most know. His proposal would allow some 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists to vote from their jail cells. In a CNN town hall this week, Sanders endorsed allowing all convicted U.S. citizens to vote from prison – including the Boston Marathon Bomber. It’s not a new stance for him… he’s always supported the felon vote.

“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) doesn’t want to be left out of this insanity either. She openly hinted that she would be open to such a plan, saying “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells. Of course, she is also saying she will use an executive order for gun control if she is elected president.

From Breitbart:

“The latest data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative concludes that there are more than 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal prisons across the country. This includes about 183,000 convicted murderers and 164,000 convicted rapists.

“Not all 1.6 million convicted criminals in local, state, and federal custody are American citizens, though. State and local prisons have yet to collect data deciphering between the citizen versus noncitizen populations of their prison populations.

“Federal data concludes that noncitizens make up about 25 percent of the federal prison population.

“Should this be true of local and state prisons, as well, this would mean that about 1.2 million convicted criminals in prison today could be eligible to vote from their cells under Sanders’ plan — including anywhere between 137,000 and 183,000 convicted murderers and potentially between 123,000 to 164,000 convicted rapists.

“Similarly, the Sanders plan would potentially allow anywhere between 14,250 and 19,000 citizens convicted of manslaughter to vote from their cells, as well as up to 154,000 convicted assailants.

“Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as Breitbart News has reported, organizations funded by billionaire George Soros are working to restore the voting rights of about 1.4 million felons in Florida after the state approved the measure last year.”

Even Piers Morgan, who I sometimes agree with, but who is a rabid gun control advocate, thinks that Sanders is a lunatic for suggesting this. “I couldn’t really believe what I was hearing,” said Morgan, a former CNN host and DailyMail.com editor-at-large, calling the idea “utter lunacy.” He expressed disbelief that any Democrat could support such a proposal and believe they can defeat President Trump in 2020. He’s absolutely right. It’s a gift to Trump.

Carlson said Democrats don’t trust convicted felons “to go deer hunting” but are okay with them choosing the next president. “What they’re really saying is ‘we don’t care at all about anything. We’re nihilists, all we want is power and if we see a reservoir of potential voters, we’re gonna tap that reservoir,'” he said.

Bingo… that’s exactly what I’ve been saying for some time about the Democrats. It will backfire and Trump will get a second term because of it.

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