Former President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel panned the Democrat’s ‘Medicare for All’ plan over the weekend; calling the universal healthcare scheme ‘reckless’ and ‘untenable.’
Emanuel was speaking with ABC’s This Week when he was asked to comment on the far-left proposal championed by many Democratic presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
“We’ve taken the position so far, the candidates have, which is basically Medicare for All. We’re going to eliminate 150 million people’s healthcare, and we’re going to provide healthcare for people coming over the border. That’s an untenable position for the general election,” said Emanuel.
“This is reckless. You’re literally hindering yourself in the general election,” he added.
Former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says Democrats' plan to pass #MedicareForAll, eliminate 150 million Americans' private health care, and give free health care to illegal immigrants is "untenable" and "reckless" pic.twitter.com/Yx0eNd6X9v
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Emanuel’s comments echo similar statements made by former Vice President Joe Biden on the campaign trail; telling supporters he prefers to expand provisions under the Affordable Care Act -better known as Obamacare.
“You’ve negotiated really hard for your benefits — with your union, with the employer. In my plan, you get to keep it. You don’t have to give it up,” said Biden.
“Biden proposes protecting and enhancing the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – by adding a public option that would give people the ability to purchase a public health insurance option like Medicare,” reports Fox News.
GANGLAND: Another 33 People SHOT LAST WEEKEND in Rahm's 'GUN FREE' Chicago
The epidemic of gun violence sweeping through Chicago continued last weekend, with city officials confirming at least 33 people were injured in multiple shootings throughout the nation’s third largest metropolis.
According to the Chicago Sun Times nearly three dozen individuals were hospitalized after another bloody weekend in the Windy City; nine people on Friday, 10 Saturday, 12 Sunday, and two as of Monday morning.
“On Sunday, a dispute at a block party ended with a woman shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 29-year-old had been arguing with someone in the 1300 block of West 73rd Street, police said. That person left the party and then returned about 3:25 a.m. to shoot the woman,” writes the Sun Times.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fierce scrutiny from residents and local officials after his police department failed to make a single arrest just one week ago, when over 70 people were shot and a dozen killed throughout Chicago.
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CHICAGO BURNING: City Officials Blame THE WEATHER for Sudden MURDER Spike
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s top law enforcement officials urged the public to remain calm as the region’s crime crisis spiraled out of control this week; suggesting “hot temperatures” was the main reason behind the recent spike in murders.
“When it’s very hot outside, we have multiple areas with crowds. … An offender, or some type of rival gang sees a large group of people,” said Chief of Patrol Fred Waller. “They take advantage of that opportunity, and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit.”
Mayor Emanuel became visibly emotional while speaking on the Windy City’s South Side Monday, saying “We have a heavy heart. Our souls are burdened.”
“What we saw this weekend, it just rips at everything that I believe in,” added Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
The press conference came just hours after the city struggled to come to terms with a stunning spike in violence in a small 48-hour period, with 12 people dead and over 70 injured in gang warfare throughout Chicago.
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