In a rocky race so far for Florida Governor, Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum suggested to CNN’s Chris Cuomo that we needed a “confederacy of states” in order to get Universal Healthcare. Gillum’s confederacy would ironically be a southern confederacy. Gillum also charged DeSantis with using a “bullhorn” which is a common racist dog whistle for Gillum’s base, bringing up connotations of ignorant segregationists. See? Two can play at that game.
But Gillum’s point about a southern confederacy is even more ridiculous than the gaffe itself. Gillum’s point was actually valid. If Florida doubled their state taxes in order to pay for government controlled healthcare, the state would empty out. People would move to surrounding states to get away from his Universal Healthcare boondoggle. Universal Healthcare requires shared misery to work. That’s why Obamacare had a mandate. Gillum realizes he can’t destroy Florida’s healthcare system unless their neighbors join him so people have nowhere to go.
Sounds like a winner.
Trump is expected to announce a new type of retirement plan in a rally in North Carolina. The pooled 401k would allow small businesses to pool their resources and put together retirement plans while sharing the cost. Trump also took action to reduce government spending by cancelling raises for Federal workers. At the same time, he scored a major victory with the NAFTA redo with Mexico. Canada has until today to decide if they are going to join.
Administration moves towards allowing pooled retirement plans
Many are speculating Mueller will make moves today. Mueller has until September 6th to take any major action before we get into the election season. Media outlets have recklessly speculated, without evidence, that Mueller will indict Don Jr and Jared Kushner, that he will subpoena Trump to testify, or that he will grant Michael Cohen a cooperation plea deal to get dirt on Trump. So far, it’s been eerily quiet.
Currently no one is speculating that Mueller will step up efforts against Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, or any of the other co-conspirators who solicited dirt from foreign agents to set up the Russian investigation in the first place.