Maryland is joining other states in rejecting single payer universal healthcare systems after discovering the cost. The program would cost the state $24 billion and would be paid for by an automatic 10% tax on everyone’s income and a flat $2,800 tax on every man woman and child. For an individual making $50k a year, that would amount to $650 a month, compared to current plans averaging $475 per month. Maryland Democrats were reportedly shocked to discover that universal healthcare isn’t free. Wait until they see the price tag for universal income.
All is quiet on the northern front, that is the North Korea front, as North Korea dismantles one of their nuclear sites. North Korea has also not launched missiles or tested nukes in 9 months. The press has suggested that North Korea wasn’t holding up their end of the bargain or that the deal was off, but that seems to not be the case. It seems that North Korean denuclearization is proceeding.
The ACLU gets what it wants, though they won’t admit it. Political Brief reported 6 days ago that the ACLU had won a hold on deportations so that parents could choose to be separated from their children and deported while their children stayed. Now the ACLU is complaining that 463 parents were deported without their children. But this is exactly what they were fighting to achieve a week ago. The ACLU admits they have no idea how many of those 463 parents signed consent forms requesting to be deported without their children. So far 897 parents have been reunited with their children, 538 more have been cleared and are in the process of being reunited, and 454 have been deemed to be ineligible for reunification either because they are unrelated human traffickers or violent criminals.