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Matthew Yglesias
Dad, Chief Neoliberal Shill, proud owner of a non-conforming garage.
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Matthew Yglesias 5h
Replying to @mattyglesias
Naturally one might ask why foreign systems aren’t that generous and the answer is, obviously, cost. But as long as you’re not actually trying to get legislation enacted you don’t need to spell out specific financing and so you can just say free health care would be better.
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Matthew Yglesias 5h
Replying to @mattyglesias
As far as I know no foreign country’s national health plan has a benefits package nearly as generous as Sanders’ so consequently *those* programs all feature some kinds of tradeoffs some people might not like but BernieCare has no tradeoffs!
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Matthew Yglesias 5h
Most criticisms of Bernie’s Medicare for All plan are off base because they ignore the fact that, as written, it will cover all services with unlimited choice and no copayment or deductibles so there’s absolutely no reason anyone would prefer any other insurance plans.
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B. A. Friedman 8h
You don't have to worry about circumventing the chain of command if there's no one in the chain of command.
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Matthew Yglesias 6h
Not in *my* back yard...
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Matthew Yglesias 6h
It’s like my rabbi used to say when I was a kid, “find a politician who’d be willing to advance her personal ambitions by throwing her own sister under the bus if she belonged to a temporarily unpopular minority group and you’ve found someone the Jewish people can count on.”
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Matthew Yglesias 6h
Replying to @davidshor
Yeah but giving up on American exceptionalism is a big change from how Americans normally talk about America.
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Matthew Yglesias 6h
Replying to @mattyglesias
Pro tip: If you call it “land reform” then it sounds leftist and cool.
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Matthew Yglesias 6h
I’m loving the NYT’s press on land reform.
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Bernie Sanders 11h
The video game industry made $43 billion in revenue last year. The workers responsible for that profit deserve to collectively bargain as part of a union. I'm glad to see unions like and the broader movement organizing such workers.
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Matthew Yglesias 7h
The extent to which Republican leaders lie to and manipulate Trump on one basket of issues even while kowtowing to him on personal corruption and legal impunity is remarkable.
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
If I make “I think Bernie Sanders is fine and would be an okay nominee” my pinned tweet can I prevent everything I write from being read by paranoid Bernie fanatics as an effort to sink his candidacy?
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
Sorry, no, I’m not a stupid person who is going to claim that poll results aren’t impacted by framing effects. What I will stand by is that plans that don’t involve explicit tax increases are going to be more popular than those that do.
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Liam Dillon 9h
. announces a $1 billion investment in housing in the Bay Area. Most interestingly, they plan to support the development of 15,000 homes on their own land
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
Winning elections is tough but Bernie has a good track-record of this and I reasonable amount of confidence in him.
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
I like Bernie’s approach to this issue a lot, actually — stay focused on abstract principles, don’t work any of the difficult details, count on the fact that loyalists cut you slack they don’t cut other candidates, and as president settle for a public option. He’s very good.
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
I agree that a private system is bad but that’s not even the main reason why.
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Matthew Yglesias 8h
Replying to @MattBruenig
That’s possible. My overall plan is to try to decide which 2020 candidate I like best based on non-health considerations and then try to make up some reasons why I like that person’s health plan best. But step one is going to take a little while longer.
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Matthew Yglesias 9h
Language, man. It’s crazy.
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Matthew Yglesias 9h
Replying to @MattBruenig
Yeah — no plan will truly guarantee that people can keep their own health insurance. You have done excellent debating on this and, in my opinion, won the debate.
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