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Democrats Studiously Avoid Discussing How A Broke America Would Pay For Socialized Medicine

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Four of the five top-polling Democratic candidates for president of the United States took the stage in Miami for the second night of the 2020 presidential debates, with high expectations after a first night of debate that left most exceptionally underwhelmed by the Democratic bench. But with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg all on one stage, the expectations were high for a clash of ideology and policy planning.

Last night we were left wishing those running on the Democratic ticket would spend their time more fruitfully than on proposals like Medicare For All, which is currently driving their talking points. On health care, the second night was just more of the same, but with a few more cutting words.

As with night one, health care was the opening topic, but plan details were almost nonexistent and no one wanted to talk about paying for nationalized coverage. The big difference is that tax burden to Americans was more directly addressed. Sanders opened the night admitting that the middle class, “will pay more in taxes.” But he made sure to include, “but less in health........

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