A new 72-page report released by the White House Advisory Council warned Americans of a socialist "comeback in American political discourse" and aimed to discredit Medicare for All.
The report has just been published Two weeks before the middle of the month, he explained his purpose in discovering the "impact of socialist politics." She cited specific policies – and politicians – that the Trump government is fighting against, such as free tuition and state health insurance. Both policies are strongly supported by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been strong supporters who are potential opponents for Trump at the 2020 election and have been explicitly mentioned in the report.
The White House cites countries such as China, Cuba, Venezuela, and the former Soviet Union as examples of failed socialism
In recent weeks, Trump has campaigned for Americans to vote Republicanly on election day, falsely claiming that Democrats "Model America's Economy to Venezuela" with "radical socialism" "open borders."
"Together with Karl Marx's 200th birthday, socialism is celebrating its comeback in American political discourse," the White House said in its report. "Detailed political proposals from self-proclaimed socialists find support in Congress and in a majority of voters."
The report "The Opportunity Costs of Socialism" is in tone and content that of the youngest USA Today of the casualty of President Medicare for all and Democrats alike. The media company later reviewed Trump's opinion column and concluded the President's piece with a "series of false and misleading statements about Medicare and health insurance in general."
In a telephone conversation with reporters following the publication of the report, Chairman of the Council for Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett defended the group's decision to focus time and resources on the topic of socialism. Hassett said, because socialism has recently been "something we've read about in the news," it was up to the Council to examine the issue to "support a public debate."
The White House Socialist Report argued that Medicare for All was paid with increased taxes. "GDP [gross domestic product] would fall by nine percent or about $ 7,000 per person in 2022, due to high tax rates that would reduce incentives to deliver the factors of production."
The report refers to Sanders, an independent and self-described democratic socialist who has championed Medicare for All more than a dozen times, calling him "the leading socialist in federal politics today." He also referred to Warren, a Democrat who has sided with Sanders on issues such as health care reform and education systems. The White House's report compared the two senators to the Communist leaders.
"Chinese leader Mao Zedong, who called Marxism a model for his country, described" the ruthless economic exploitation and political oppression of peasants by the landlord class. "The report said. "Similar American Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have stated that" big companies … take advantage of human misery and insecurity and turn them into huge profits "and" huge corporations … exploit workers just to increase their own profits.
Warren and Sanders could not be reached immediately by Newsweek for commenting on Tuesday about the White House versus Communist leaders.
A Reuters Ipsos poll in August found that 70 percent of Americans, including 85 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans, supported Medicare for All. Known as a single payer system, the proposal has received increased support from the Democratic Party and its candidates in recent years, including the political newcomer and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The candidate from the New York Congress was briefly mentioned in the References section of the White House report.
Proponents of Medicare for All or Single Payer health care systems argue that they would provide affordable healthcare to all by reducing government costs of healthcare services and relieving the system of mid-range private insurance companies. Opponents argue that it would limit healthcare options and would cause an increase in taxes that would outweigh any benefits.
Update: This story has been updated to add Kevin Hassett's comments to reporters.