There's not much that I will agree with Bill on but I will agree with him on Obamacare, it is the craziest thing in the world.
Bill Clinton has blasted President Obama’s signature piece of legislation — ObamaCare — as “the craziest thing in the world.”
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden, 25 million more people have health care, and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half and it’s the craziest thing in the world,” the former president railed at a rally in Michigan on Monday.
Clinton also said the system is hurting moderately successful small businesses — ones that aren’t doing poorly enough to be subsidized and fall just above the line.
“On the other hand, the current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person, if you’re already on Medicare or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” Clinton said.
“But the people getting killed in this deal are the small-business people and individuals who make just a little bit too much to get any of these subsidies,” he added.
After the scathing attack, Clinton sought to tone down some of his ObamaCare criticism while stumping for his wife in Ohio on Tuesday. Like Hillary, he said the health-care law is a positive first step that needs improving.
“The Affordable Health Care Act did a world of good and the 50-something efforts to repeal it that the Republicans have staged were a terrible mistake,” Clinton said.
“But there’s a group of people — mostly small-business owners, and employees who make just a little too much money to qualify for Medicaid expansion or for the tax incentives — who can’t get affordable health-insurance premiums in a lot of places,” he said.
“[Hillary] has proposed to take the next step in this and do what the president tried to do the first time and she supported, which is to allow people 55 and over to buy into Medicare and allow others to have a public option that looks like expansion of Medicaid they can afford. It’s the right thing to do.”
But in quelling one firestorm, Bill Clinton ignited another — throwing Bernie Sanders under the bus in an improptu response to a Black Lives Matter heckler as he defended his own controversial 1994 crime bill.
Clinton was interrupted by a protester shouting that he won’t vote for someone who sends thousands of people to prison.
“Hillary didn’t vote for the ’94 crime bill even though Senator Sanders did,” the former president shot back, as the heckler was removed from the rally.
Sanders has been campaigning for Clinton after losing the Democratic nomination to her.
The former president said it was his wife who was the first candidate to speak up about changing incarceration policies.
“The facts are difficult there,” Clinton said in his rebuttal. “You ought to think about it. If you’re really upset, that means you’re also upset that we had a 25-year low in the crime rate, a 33-year low in the murder rate — and, listen to this: a 67-year low in the rate of people being killed by illegal gun violence. I’m pretty proud of that, and I think that was worth fighting for.”
What in the World does responding to a NY Post article posted by Dave have to do with anything? Dave's post has been verified by Conservative media. Should we ignore Dave's topic because he references the NY Post? And you, who are responding to someone you claim should purchase tin foil. It seems as though your lead exposure problems are showing. As I stated before, you post information from Hillary's campaign supporters, the Leftist news agencies. As far as Trumps non-disclosure agreements, you do understand that non-disclosure agreements are very common throughout the business World. Are you foolish enough to think that the Trump Corporation is the only company that requires them and that somehow that reflects badly on Trump's character? Also, you don't think that non Russian companies are not doing business in Russia already. How about Communist China who happens to be the real future threat to the World. Do you buy goods made in China? Does that mean you support the oppressive Chinese regime. I know Trump is flawed and he wasn't my first choice but compared to Hillary and her Marxists philosophy and her disastrous scandals along with her corrupt years in the Government, Trump has my vote hands down. What's difficult to understand is why you link liberal leftist web sites as your main source of information then claim to be Knowledgeable about what is going on.
Just another version of Slick Willy
I didn't say they wouldn't report on Clinton hanging around with a pedophile only that they don't care. As far as Trump is concerned the "rape" allegedly took place 25 years ago and this is the woman's 3rd attempt at bringing this to court. This is also the first time I've heard that Trump was associated with the pedophile. All of this is hearsay and allegations while there is documentation of Clinton being a passenger on the Lolita express and a guest of the pedophile at Lolita Island.
Thanks Willy. And while we're at it Richard, why do you support a Libertarian that cannot win at all? And while I like them, they don't have ANY chance of winning more than a few percentage points at best. Probably will only take votes away from Trump. Trump also announced today at a huge rally of well of 20,000 people, that he's suing The Washington Post for defamation of character on this matter. Meanwhile, the entire thread that Dave posted got WAAAAY off track, another convenient way to dismiss what this Slick Willy Bill Clinton has said and done himself when POTUS.