In what will go down in history as one of the fastest reversals of position, Andrew Gillum said on Sunday that he won’t raise taxes to pay for Medicare for all. After several deflections, he softened his stance to say he won’t raise taxes on “every day working” people. I’m not sure how that works, since it’s hard to raise taxes on people who don’t work. But finally, Gillum admitted he actually will raise taxes. In fact, what Gillum has revealed of his tax plan makes Florida the most expensive state in the south to do business. But there’s one problem: his plan has already spent the corporate tax rate hike on education.
According to Gillum’s website, the 40% tax hike on Florida businesses will be used to pay for his “fair share” education program. So how is he going to pay for Medicare for all? Gillum can honestly say he won’t raise taxes because he supports the Federal Government footing the bill, and taking over healthcare. Gillum knows this will require a 100% tax hike on “every day working” people, and he knows that Florida can’t possibly afford it on their own. But since he’s running for governor, he is refusing to answer the question. Once we realize this and remove federal healthcare overhauls from his campaign website, he’s left with little more than rampant tax increases, sanctuary state status, gun control, and the rest of the Democratic Socialist agenda. Gillum doesn’t have a healthcare solution. That’s why he can’t answer the question.
Beto O’Rourke in Texas is starting to look less and less like a golden boy. New details are out about his 20 year old drunk driving crash. O’Rourke apparently tried to flee the scene and then lied about how much he had consumed. Of course, fleeing a drunk driving accident is sort of a staple of the great Democrat senators of history. At least he didn’t leave someone in the car to die.
O’Rourke also supports a single payer healthcare system and has made that central to his campaign. But like his fellow Democratic Socialists, O’Rourke hasn’t quite articulated how he would pay the $3.2 trillion annual bill. In fact, his website is more platitude than plan. If people wanted unicorns, I’m sure free unicorns would be in his platform. At some point someone will need to ask him how he’s going to pay for it all. That one question seems to be the Achilles heel of the Democratic Socialist movement.
The family of Aretha Franklin made a statement that the eulogy given at her funeral by Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr was offensive. Williams didn’t really talk about Aretha, but instead spent the entire eulogy talking politics. At one point he made a statement that black lives don’t matter as long as blacks are killing each other. The statement was met with shock and calls of “black lives do matter” from the crowd. The funeral was attended by controversial figures as well, including Fascist minister Louis Farrakhan. At points in the funeral it turned into a Trump roast.