Nancy Pelosi is known for her cringe worthy statements. They are too numerous to count. Claiming that the current Republican tax bill will kill thousands is just the latest.
Only San Francisco could produce a politician like Pelosi. The only Democrat policy she has proposed for the past year has been to resist President Trump.
Without a policy and without an argument, the only thing left is hysterical demagoguery. The sky is falling and we’re all going to die is as close as Pelosi can come to an argument for anything.
She has led the Democrats in lockstep to the wilderness of the far left and will continue to double down on that failure.
‘Armageddon:’ Hot New Lefty Talking Point Claims ‘End of the World’ Tax Reform Bill Would Kill Thousands
But the extent to which liberals are willing to shout “death!” as a substitute for rational policy arguments is reaching farcical depths.
From Townhall: By Guy Benson | Dec 05, 2017
One of the Left’s favorite ‘End of Discussion’ tactics entails hysterically declaring policies they oppose to be literally lethal. Proposal X will kill a bunch of people, they exclaim, effectively casting supporters of Policy X as heartless, blood-on-their-hands ghouls. In truth, it’s this demagogic method of debate that’s ghoulish. Granted, there are issues on which public policy disputes clearly do involve life-or-death judgments, including abortion (the Democratic Party platform explicitly endorses taxpayer-funded, late-term abortion as a fundamental “right”), capital punishment, and war. But the extent to which liberals are willing to shout “death!” as a substitute for rational policy arguments is reaching farcical depths.
We hear it on guns, even if it’s unclear (at best) whether the ideas they promote would actually reduce deaths. We hear it on healthcare, even when — by their own unserious standards — their preferred policies are also “killing” people. And now, we’re hearing it about, um, tax reform. That’s right, a prosaic political argument about tax brackets and corporate pass-through rates is now being adjudicated by some as if it’s the equivalent of a miniature genocide. We are once again learning that according to the Left, today’s current level of government spending and revenue extraction represents the bare minimum required to stave off widespread human misery and death. It’s ridiculous and exhausting:
This preposterous garbage is derived from the following “logic:” (1)The Senate bill repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate tax, the strength of which has always been vastly overestimated, based on empirical data. (2) Because people would no longer be legally required to purchase Obamacare plans, some significant number would choose not to (strangely, CBO projection assumes this includes millions of Medicaid recipients, who are effectively paying nothing out of pocket for that program’s substandard and wasteful coverage). (3)Studies point to a statistical correlation between private health insurance and better health outcomes (this is not true of Medicaid, incidentally), and therefore some people could be adversely impacted by their own decision to eschew Obamacare plans that they either don’t like or can’t afford. (4) People voluntarily choosing to opt out of Obamacare is therefore tantamount to them being “kicked off of” healthcare. (5) DEATH!