The more accurate way to phrase the above would be "We're the richest country ever -- yet we can't afford universal healthcare and free tuition and free housing and the Green New Deal and UBI and and and when poorer nation's can do it?"
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Just the increase in the DoD Budget alone, $200 billion for unneeded military hardware, would pay for free college -- which also saves downstream healthcare costs because healthcare discipline's like 'Population Health Management' show that a college education is the biggest determinant to reducing long-term healthcare costs.
Yang's UBI Freedom Divened?
Hell yes -- we just doled out $2 trillion dollars of free taxpayer money to millionaires, billionaires, and corporations already making record profits.
Housing? New Green Deal?
Sure, there's plenty of money.
In 2008 when Wall Street crooks were bailed out for their criminal activity that resulted in crashing the world's economy, we gave these douchebags $12 trillion at the drop of a hat ...
The U.S. had lent, spent or guaranteed $12.8 trillion to rescue the economy
According to a team at Bloomberg News, at one point last year the U.S. had lent, spent or guaranteed as much as $12.8 trillion to rescue the economy.
The Bloomberg reporters have been following that money. Alison Stewart spoke with one, Bob Ivry, to talk about the true cost to the taxpayer of the Wall Street bailout.
Most of this is UN-accounted for and the private Federal Reserve won't tell.
See what I mean?
There's plenty of money -- and anyone telling you otherwise is wrong and probably a hack and a douchebag.
You need to challenge what you're being told.