President Trump calls out the left's Medicare for all plan in scathing op-ed

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You can pretty much take this to the bank: Obamacare will eventually get repealed, but it won't be the GOP leading the charge… it'll be the Democrats. At this point, I don't think the Left never really intended for The Affordable Care Act to actually live up to its name. Case in point. Ten years ago, Americans with employer-provided healthcare had an average deductible of around three hundred dollars. Oh but how far we've fallen. Average deductibles are now four times what they were a decade ago at nearly $1,400.

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That's a 212% increase! Deductibles are growing at a rate eight times faster than wage growth, and 12 times faster than inflation. These aren't my numbers. They didn't come from the Heritage Foundation or Cato Institute. This is from the annual report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Did I mention they're based behind the progressive iron curtain in Californiastan? Did I also mention that Kaiser helped spin the Left's talking points when Democrats were trying to pass The Affordable Care Act?

Yesterday, President Trump wrote an op-ed in USA Today titled "Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors". He goes on to explain how the plan would cost an insane $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years. The president continued by slamming the Left's open border policies and calling out their Socialist policies. USA Today's tweet pointing to Trump's op-ed read:

Democrats want to outlaw private health care plans, taking away freedom to choose plans while letting anyone cross our border. We must win this.

Well apparently Jim Acosta from CNN took major beef with this. He fired back at both the president and USA Today in a little tweet of his own:

This column may break the record for the number of falsehoods from a President ever published in a newspaper op-ed. Just this tweet alone is false - "outlaw private health care plans" and "letting anyone cross our border" Huh? Fact check: false and false. Come on USA Today.

I know I shouldn't expect journalists these days to do any kind of actual journalism. I mean that's just crazy talk. But it's kind of funny - well actually it's really sad - that it's painfully obvious that journalists like Acosta haven't even read the Left's proposal on Medicare For All. H.R. 676 has one hundred and twenty-three Democrat cosponsors. That's more than half of House Democrats. It reads:

It shall be unlawful for a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act.

The replacement for Obamacare is coming, and it's so radical that the Left-leaning media can't even believe it. The Affordable Care Act was a setup. If the Left takes full control in 2020, we'll see what they really had in mind all along.

Whether it's a 'War on Christmas' or just progressivism run amok, the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' has been firmly in the crosshairs this holiday season. Here are just a few of the headlines making the rounds:

Should radio stations stop playing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'?

They range from the previous as questioning and then roll right into the following and assume facts not in evidence.

'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' Seen As Sexist, Frozen Out by Radio Stations

It may be seen as sexist but according to one radio stations polling, only about 5% do. Then they go from saying it's sexist to straight up claiming it as a rape song.

Radio Bans 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Over Claims It's A Rape Song, English Teacher Explains Its Real Meaning

And then they just flat out call for its retirement.

Is it time to retire 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'?

The left might think they are woke and on the right side of history in the wake of the #MeToo movement — but how shocked do you think they'd be if they knew Glenn beat them to the punch over a decade ago? Don't believe me? Take a listen to this clip from our audio vault from 2008.

How long until we follow in Europe's footsteps?

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Christmas should be a time of happiness and celebration the world over. But in Europe, it is now the season of terror. The sounds at Europe's famous Christmas Markets of "Merry Christmas!" and laughter are rapidly being replaced with the sounds of "Allahu Ackbar!" and gunfire. Two years ago ISIS attacked a Christmas Market in Berlin, killing twelve and injuring another forty-eight. And tragically, the sound of automatic gunfire and the chant of "Allahu Ackbar!" was heard at another Christmas Market in Europe yesterday afternoon… this time in France.

Two people are dead and thirteen are battling for their lives right now in Strasbourg, France. The attacker walked into the city's Christmas Market shortly after 8pm, shouted "Allahu Ackbar" and began shooting indiscriminately. He then proceeded to battle the police in four separate locations while he fled the scene. As of this moment, he still hasn't been caught. The city of Strasbourg is on full lockdown, and France's terror level has been elevated.

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A man of Middle Eastern descent has been identified as the suspect. He was already on a terror watchlist and had been deported from Germany recently with twenty criminal convictions. He's well known in Islamist circles and was reportedly radicalized after spending time in prison. Apparently he was too radical for the Germans… but not for France.

What is it going to take for progressive governments like France to wake up to their failed policies? Nearly 300 people have been killed in terror attacks in France over the past three years. 300 in three years! But despite that, the French government refuses to address immigration, they continue their open border policy and - more importantly - they refuse to listen to their people when they try and tell them that they're scared to death over this issue. Instead they get a lecture on Islamophobia… "that's the real problem."

Outrage has replaced baseball as our national pastime.

This is one of the reasons why the Yellow Vests are tearing the country apart. The government refuses to listen to their fears on terrorism, unchecked immigration, open borders, the failing economy, high taxes and out of control spending. Wow... do these issues sound at all familiar? How many years behind France are we? Just listen to ourselves.

Outrage has replaced baseball as our national pastime. People have lost the ability to engage in peaceful protest. Street demonstrations have turned into street brawls. Have you seen the images from places like Portland lately? European governments are losing the social contract with their people. After years of broken promises and outright lies from Washington, how long before that happens here?

The Congressional reckoning for the giants of Silicon Valley continued yesterday. This time it was finally Google CEO Sundar Pichai's [Soon-dar Pa-shy] turn in the hot seat. There were protesters. There was Alex Jones and Roger Stone sitting beside each other. Good times were had by all. Pichai remained soft-spoken and calm throughout the grilling. It was his first time testifying before Congress. And you know what they say about your first time – that you should never admit to having even a hint of anti-conservative bias. We start there right now…

In his opening statement, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said:

I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests.

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Congressmen from both parties were not convinced of Google's innocence. For three and a half hours, they let Pichai have it from all angles. Republican Iowa Representative Steve King asked Pichai to disclose the names of over 1,000 Google employees that work on Google's search algorithm, so that their social media accounts could be examined for liberal bias. Pichai did not hand over the list.

Meanwhile, at least one Democrat, Tennessee's Steve Cohen, feels Google has the opposite problem. He complained to Pichai that Google overuses conservative news organizations in their search results. Pichai insisted that Google employees do not favor certain news outlets over others.

Pichai saved his most artful question-dodging for the China issue. Lawmakers wanted to know about "Project Dragonfly," the communist-friendly version of Google's search engine that the company has been working on in collaboration with the Chinese government. Pichai said:

It's a limited effort internally currently.

When asked whether Google is in current discussions with the Chinese government about Project Dragonfly, Pichai replied:

…I'm happy to be transparent to the extent we take steps toward launching a product in China." Which sounds like a definite maybe.

But then, Democrats got back to the much more urgent Google issues at hand. Like Zoe Lofgren of California who asked why Donald Trump's photo pops up when you Google the word "idiot."

And to think your tax dollars helped subsidize this enlightening Q & A.