There are 14 million union workers in America who have fought hard for strong, employer-provided health benefits. Medicare for All Who Want It protects their plans and union members' freedom to choose the coverage that's best for them.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 12, 2020
Helpful hint to Pete: Tweeting this bullshit again in Spanish doesn't make it any less shitty.
I guess because I had written off Buttigieg as a viable Democratic candidate, I had forgotten how much I hated his "Medicare For All Who Want It" fuckery.
I know I said I was going to get deeper into Pete's positions in general this week but long story short I got high and picked up Skyrim again, soooo....
But honestly, why should I have to go through all that effort when all you need to know about Pete Buttigieg is that he is completely, utterly full of shit? This guy actually wants you to believe that there is a large section of people out there who are fond of the health insurance graciously given to them by their employers so much that they wouldn't want the same thing only with no premiums, no deductibles, no co-pays, and no being denied life-saving care for whatever reason the insurance company can pull out of its ass.
And now he has the nerve to push this lie about union-won health coverage? Not only do union workers not love their "employer-provided health benefits" (provided under threat of strike but whatever), they don't want to have to fight for healthcare.
But don't ask me, ask union leadership!
🙋🏻♂️ union chief negotiator here. This is absolutely wrong. Medicare for all would free up bargaining power for wages and the common good, and it would protect union members against a bad employer pulling healthcare during a strike. Medicare for all is a gift to the labor movement.— Erik Strobl 🌹 🦝 (@erikstrobl) February 12, 2020
Medicare for All is not an affront to unions. Union members overwhelmingly support it. Pete is being completely dishonest here, and you should be pissed. He's bullshitting. He's using convoluted, twisty-turny logic to try and obscure the fact that "Medicare for All Who Want It" will create a two-tiered healthcare system in which the rich get all the good healthcare and those who can't afford the good stuff are the only ones left to pay into Medicare, leaving it underfunded and shitty. That's when the Republicans and neoliberals come in and go "LOOK HOW TERRIBLE THIS SYSTEM IS, WE SHOULD GET RID OF IT ENTIRELY."
And universal healthcare in America is dead once again.
There is no good reason to put the "for those who want it" exception onto Medicare for All except to destroy it. But he can't say that, so he's feeding you bullshit. Doesn't that just make you so mad?
It makes me mad. Could you tell?
Personally, I like rats. Like, the animal. They're cute and sweet and intelligent and don't deserve the bad reputation they got just because they take advantage of what we call garbage. But I can see why people call him a rat. He won't even be honest about his own goddamn height.
I know people are biased toward the tall but come on, Pete.