Keeping President Trump in the White House after 2020 would “fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” ex-Veep Joe Biden insisted as he joined the race last week. Uh, Joe: Have you heard what your fellow Democrats are proposing?
Since its founding, America has grown strong and prosperous as a democratic republic with a robust capitalist spirit. Yet Dems, including most of those seeking to take Trump’s job, want to end all that, with serious constitutional changes and various extremist socialist ideas. Consider the radical (often wacky) proposals that dominate Democrats’ 2020 debate so far:
The Green New Deal: Concocted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, this plan seeks a complete re-do of the economy based on zero-emission energy (banning cars, planes, even cows) in just 10 years. Plus, guaranteed jobs, income and benefits for all. Many of the 2020 hopefuls have endorsed it — though none of those who serve in the Senate dared to vote for it.
Medicare for All: This would abolish all private insurance, including the plans that now cover 180 million Americans, and put Washington in charge of everyone’s health care. Price tag? A “mere” $32 trillion over 10 years.