Sanders versus Trump on Medicare

Polls suggested that Donald trump would have had most trouble competing for the US presidency against Bernie Sanders. It didn’t come to that.

However Sanders has called Trump to account for tweeted promises in the US Senate – from Joe Bloggs:


The Cheezel has weaponised Twitter and has just been shot in the foot with one of his tweets. Looking forward to seeing more of this and there’ll be plenty of opportunity, given the Cheezel’s predilection for lying:

The Senate is currently debating the repeal of Obamacare. And since Senators love their visual aids, it makes sense that Bernie Sanders brought one along with him to work today. But Bernie’s sign marks the dawn of a new era in a lot of ways. He literally just printed out a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump.

To help demonstrate his point that Donald Trump promised not to cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits, Bernie decided that perhaps his argument could best be made with Trump’s own words. Or own characters, as it were.

The tweet dates from May of 2015 and proclaimed, “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.”

Bernie said that if Trump plans to cut Medicare or Medicaid that he should just admit now that he was lying.
“Millions of people voted for him on the belief that he would keep his word,” Sanders said on the Senate floor, referring to Trump’s promises during the election campaign.

http://gizmodo.com/bernie-just-printed-a-gigantic-trump-tweet-and-brought-1790767297


Trump is vulnerable from his many tweets. Time will tell whether he can keep getting away with flip flopping from past claims.

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26 Comments

  1. Pete Kane

     /  5th January 2017

    Despite my current ‘coolness’ towards Ms Maddow I did enjoy this interview with Bernie yesterday (out time).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo6s-YvN7F0 (Its the first few minutes of the show)

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  2. Gezza

     /  5th January 2017

    What’s with the Cheezle label?

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  3. Blazer

     /  5th January 2017

    I love the cheezel label….Who thought of it?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th January 2017

      Probably a lot of people, it’s so apt.

      Trump had better hope that those who voted for him are so stupid that they won’t know what to do when it’s obvious that he hadn’t the slightest intention of doing what he said he would do. Anyone who exaggerates his net worth by almost 75% is hardly a reliable person. The more fools those who believed that he would (or in some cases) could do all those things. They must also believe in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th January 2017

      I also like my one-the Orange-utan.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  6th January 2017

      Discerning American voters refer to Trump as the Cheeto – but New Zealand doesn’t have Cheetos in stores, so the Cheezel label seemed more appropriate.

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  4. artcroft

     /  5th January 2017

    Trump will just lie his way out of this claiming he never sent any such tweet and even if he did Bernie has misunderstood it and even if Bernie got it right Medic-aid has enriched the Chinese economy by billions of and it now America’s turn to be great.

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    • David

       /  5th January 2017

      Give the history of Obamacare; “you can keep your healthcare plan” and “we have to pass it to see what’s in it” I don’t see anything ‘Trump is doing is the slightest different to everyone else in the circus.

      He will out-maneuver Bernie without doubt.

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  5. “Polls suggested that Donald trump would have had most trouble competing for the US presidency against Bernie Sanders.” Yip polling about Trump was soooo accurate…

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    • David

       /  5th January 2017

      Trump would have eaten Bernie alive. He never touched him, because Bernie was a useful tool for him to weaken Clinton.

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  6. Hmmmmm repealing “Obamacare” doesn’t mean getting rid of Medicaid and Medicare. Both those programmes existed before Obama came along.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  5th January 2017

      Exactly. I suspect most of those waving this flag have little knowledge of all of the components of the US medical system.

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      • of course not Al… if Trump makes changes that foster competition so people get better premium deals it will be well worth it

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  6th January 2017

        I’d love to hear you tell Bernoie Sanders that, Alan. He undoubtably has more knowledge of the US medical system in his little finger than you could ever hope to amass over the rest of your life.

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        • Gezza

           /  6th January 2017

          I suspect they probably only call him Bernoie in Australia Joe.

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          • Gezza

             /  6th January 2017

            It’s interesting to compare The Bern In the interview with Rachel Maddow in Pete Kane’s post at the top, with Clinton’s empty sloganesque campaign stuff, isn’t it? They definitely picked the wrong candidate, the Dems, although I do thimk he’s too old, and hope he finds someone else of similar character to replace him.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  6th January 2017

          Probably, Joe, though as a ranting socialist what he knows and what he says might be two quite different things. The question is simply whether the Republican changes do impact Medicare and Medicaid as well as Obamacare. Time will tell that.

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