The Senator has been extremely disciplined. The corporate mainstream media have been fulfilling their duty as they try to get Elizabeth Warren to utter a tax raise soundbite. She has not. She must not.
Chris Matthews, a bully when dealing with Progressives, attempted to force Elizabeth Warren into saying that taxes for Medicare for All would go up. She answered the question that should have been asked. After all, what matters is whether middle-class families will all have healthcare and whether their cost would be lower.
The media have given a pass to Donald Trump on so much. He did not budge about his tax returns and many other issues asked. The media simply moved on. None of those concerned about the cost of Medicare for All expressed concern over the budget deficit which is busting at the seams because of Trump’s tax cut scam. Why were the media not drilling the Republicans for answers then?
Democrats must learn that. Speak directly to the American people letting them know what the outcome of Progressive policies will ultimately be. Do not allow the corporate media, the GOP, the Plutocrats, or Corporatist Democrats to frame a false narrative. We define the narrative.
Imagine if Chris Matthews hammered every politician or insurance executive like he did Elizabeth Warren with the correct question.
How can Private Insurance cost less than Medicare for All if they have to pay shareholders, duplicate cost for databases, duplicate cost for advertising, overpriced CEOs, CFOs, shareholders, and other executives? And how can it be better for doctors if they must hire more staff to handle a myriad of insurance companies?
The reason we pay more for healthcare is simple. We pay an enormous tax to Private Insurance companies to create a transfer of wealth mechanism from the masses to the few shareholders and executives. Again, the trust too many people have in the disingenuousness and misdirection of the Corporate Democrats, the GOP, the Corporate Media, and Plutocrats is a clear and present danger to our health and our financial well-being.
Elizabeth Warren must continue answering the question that should be asked and not provide the soundbite that is effectively a virtual lie. Health insurance premiums are taxes not to the government but to insurance companies.