“He would like to see Medicare for all in this country, have everybody have a government insurance policy, I don’t think most Americans want government to have every insurance policy… He would like to see expansion of entitlement. He is not worried about a debt at all. He is somebody who is, I think, frankly, against trade.”
The majority of the people would like Medicare for all, and have wanted that for some time. Furthermore, “the government” doesn’t have all the Medicare policies, as Medicare Advantage plans are private companies who get substantial subsidies from the government as well.
Most Americans are well aware that the age of pensions is over, and that Social Security needs to be expanded, because it’s all they’ll probably have in retirement.
Even Jeff Sessions, a conservative Republican senator from Alabama, knows that most Americans oppose further trade deals. He voted against TPA, and slammed Congress and Obama for passing it. He also realizes that all those offshored jobs have eroded America’s tax base, contributing to that “debt” Claire claims to be so concerned about.
All-in-all, Claire’s remarks are about the same level of nonsense as a reply I got from Diane Feinstein defending her pro-TPA vote on the basis of “trade” and “American security interests”. She never even mentioned genuinely fascist aspects such as investor state dispute settlement. Nor did she acknowledge the fact that most Americans oppose all such further “trade deals” now, and that she is imposing her views on the electorate against their will, as is Obama.