On his Saturday morning present Velshi, MSNBC host Ali Velshi performed reality checker, claiming it is a “LIE” to say President Biden’s agenda is socialism. Velshi even went as far as to assert a “single payer” well being care system that ends personal medical insurance shouldn’t be socialist! For a lot of, it is like Velshi’s riot denial, solely this time, as Democrats set capitalism on hearth, Velshi stands in entrance of the hearth, saying “this isn’t an assault on capitalism.”
He started with a quote from Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell: “We’re confronted with extreme challenges from a brand new administration and a slender majority of Democrats within the Home and a 50/50 Senate to show America right into a socialist nation and that’s 100% of my focus.”
VELSHI: Effectively that’s 100% a lie. In equity, McConnell has since softened his view about obstruction being 100% of his focus, however he nonetheless let the cat out of the bag. The GOP is a celebration with no precise agenda aside from to sabotage the present administration. And as an economics man I’m troubled by the continued false narrative about socialism.
Socialism is a system by which the federal government owns the technique of manufacturing, that means precise possession of factories, hospitals, even equipment used to supply items and providers that individuals eat. Biden has not promised nor carried out something that remotely resembles socialism. Even when you imagine, as I do, that America ought to have a single-payer well being care system, one thing that Biden disagrees with, that’s nonetheless not socialism. For those who imagine scholar debt ought to be canceled or that the minimal wage ought to be $15 an hour or that carbon emissions ought to be reduce, none of that’s socialism. What Biden does imagine is that the period of huge authorities is again. The concept of presidency involvement in sure facets of public coverage might be useful. And guess what? That’s nonetheless not socialism!
Talking of misinformation, Velshi then someway recommended we hadn’t “boosted vaccine manufacturing” till Biden got here into workplace!
Individuals are warming as much as the concept of extra authorities particularly throughout a as soon as in a technology pandemic when a highly effective and efficient authorities might have ensured America had sufficient PPE, imposed masks mandates, accelerated testing and boosted vaccine manufacturing, all issues President Biden did as soon as he assumed workplace. In truth, a latest NBC Information ballot discovered 55 p.c of Individuals say the federal government ought to do extra to unravel the nation’s issues.
After complaining about Ronald Reagan saying authorities is the issue, Velshi concluded that Republicans “mendacity” about Biden’s socialism is “simply weak tea.”
Talking of “weak tea,” this identical Ali Velshi had no disgrace in any respect simply ten months in the past within the Democrat lie that the federal government beneath Republicans could outline the time period “fascist” in its response to unrest in Portland.
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