Tim wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:Tim wrote:Isn't Pete backing universal health care, though where people can keep their provider if they choose? How is that right of Obama?
As Liberal as he gets with health care is what we got under Obama. That's his STARTING POINT. He's already opposed to Medicare for All plans, and keeping private options in a way that resembles what we have now is a horsefeathering scam. Read up on how private options in socialized countries actually work; it sure as horsefeathers ain't what we have, and when Democratic candidates talk about keeping private insurance, they're talking about coddling the current insurance industry as much as they can get away with it. It's a HUGE red flag.
So...the short version is he's not right of Obama on health care (nor is he left).
What is it about defense spending that he's "right" on?
No. Obama wanted a hell of a lot more than Pete is striving for. He ended up with what he got because he had to end up there in negotiations, that's not what he wanted. Pete is striving for going back a couple years. No progress.