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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: It is a LIE to Say Democrats Will ‘Flip America Right into a Socialist Nation’

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On his Saturday morning present Velshi, MSNBC host Ali Velshi performed truth checker, claiming it is a “LIE” to say President Biden’s agenda is socialism. Velshi even went as far as to say a “single payer” well being care system that ends personal medical health insurance is just not socialist! For a lot of, it is like Velshi’s riot denial, solely this time, as Democrats set capitalism on fireplace, Velshi stands in entrance of the fireplace, saying “this isn’t an assault on capitalism.”

He started with a quote from Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell: “We’re confronted with extreme challenges from a brand new administration and a slim majority of Democrats within the Home and a 50/50 Senate to show America right into a socialist nation and that’s 100% of my focus.”

 

VELSHI: Nicely that’s 100% a lie. In equity, McConnell has since softened his view about obstruction being 100% of his focus, however he nonetheless let the cat out of the bag. The GOP is a celebration with no precise agenda aside from to sabotage the present administration. And as an economics man I’m troubled by the continued false narrative about socialism.

Socialism is a system wherein the federal government owns the technique of manufacturing, which means precise possession of factories, hospitals, even equipment used to supply items and companies that folks devour. Biden has not promised nor carried out something that remotely resembles socialism. Even in the event you consider, as I do, that America ought to have a single-payer well being care system, one thing that Biden disagrees with, that’s nonetheless not socialism. In case you consider scholar debt ought to be canceled or that the minimal wage ought to be $15 an hour or that carbon emissions ought to be minimize, none of that’s socialism. What Biden does consider is that the period of massive authorities is again. The thought of presidency involvement in sure elements of public coverage will be useful. And guess what? That’s nonetheless not socialism!

Talking of misinformation, Velshi then by some means urged we hadn’t “boosted vaccine manufacturing” till Biden got here into workplace! 

People are warming as much as the thought of extra authorities particularly throughout a as soon as in a era pandemic when a highly effective and efficient authorities may have ensured America had sufficient PPE, imposed masks mandates, accelerated testing and boosted vaccine manufacturing, all issues President Biden did as soon as he assumed workplace. In truth, a current NBC Information ballot discovered 55 p.c of People say the federal government ought to do extra to resolve the nation’s issues.

After complaining about Ronald Reagan saying authorities is the issue, Velshi concluded that Republicans “mendacity” about Biden’s socialism is “simply weak tea.”

Talking of “weak tea,” this similar Ali Velshi had no disgrace in any respect simply ten months in the past within the Democrat lie that the federal government underneath Republicans may define the term “fascist” in its response to unrest in Portland. 

Velshi’s lecture for Massive Authorities was dropped at you by Liberty Mutual.