PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
SENATORRED WITH WAR. WHEN I SAW YOU LOOK BACK, I
DON’T MEAN YOU’RE BACKWARD THINKING. I’M TRYING TO SAY THERE WERE
THINGS GAINED IN THE 20th CENTURY THAT YOU’RE PROPOSING WE
GO BACK TO THAT PEOPLE ARE CALLING RADICAL, BUT THEY USED
TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THE MOST RADICAL
THING YOU’RE PROPOSING IS MEDICARE FOR ALL.>>YOU THINK THAT’S THE MOST
RADICAL. I LIKE THE TWO CENT WEALTH TAX. BUT I’LL TAKE THEM ALL.>>Stephen: I THINK IT
COMPARES TO THE 90% TOP TAX BRACKET DURING THE EISENHOWER
ADMINISTRATION. BUT THERE HASN’T BEEN MEDICARE
FOR ALL BEFORE. YOU KEEP BEING ASKED IN THE
DEBATES, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR IT? ARE YOU GOING TO RAISE THE
MIDDLE CLASS TAXES?>>RIGHT.>>Stephen: HOW ARE YOU GOING
TO PAY FOR IT? ARE YOU GOING TO RAISE THE
MIDDLE CLASS TAXES?>>SO HERE’S HOW WE’RE GOING TO
DO THIS. COSTS ARE GOING TO GO UP FOR THE
WEALTHIEST AMERICANS, FOR BIG CORPORATIONS.>>Stephen: TAXES WHICH IS
WHAT YOU MEAN BY “COST?”>>YES. AND HARDWORKING MIDDLE-CLASS
FAMILY ARE GOING TO SEE THEIR COST GOES DOWN.>>Stephen: BUT WILL THEIR
TAXES GO UP–>>HERE’S THE THING —
>>Stephen: HERE’S THE THING. I’VE LISTENED TO THESE ANSWERS A
FEW TIMES BEFORE AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE A PARALLEL SUGGESTION TO
YOU THAT YOU MIGHT DEFEND THE TAXES PERHAPS YOU’RE NOT
MENTIONING IN YOUR SENTENCE. ISN’T MEDICARE FOR ALL LIKE
PUBLIC SCHOOL.>>SEE —
>>Stephen: THERE MIGHT BE TAXES FOR IT BUT YOU SAVE MONEY
SENDING YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL AND DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD
WHERE YOUR KIDS AREN’T EDUCATED? DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD
WHERE YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE DYING?>>I ACCEPT YOUR POINT AND
BELIEVE IN YOUR POINT. HEALTH CARE IS A BASIC HUMAN
RIGHT. WE FIGHT FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS,
AND THAT’S MEDICARE FOR ALL. EVERYONE GETS COVERED. BUT HERE’S HOW I LOOKED AT IT. I SPENT A BIG CHUNK OF MY CAREER
STUDYING WHY FAMILIES GO BROKE. AND A BIG REASON THAT FAMILIES
GO BROKE IS HEALTH CARE. AND EVEN TODAY, PEOPLE WITH
INSURANCE ARE GOING BROKE OVER A BAD MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS. AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING STRETCHED
FINANCIALLY. WHY? WELL, FIRST YOU HAVE HIGH
PREMIUMS. AND THEN YOU’VE GOT THAT CO-PAY. YOU NEED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR,
YOU HAVE A CO-PAY. OH, AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY
SAYS, “I’M SORRY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO COVER THAT DOCTOR. NOT IN NETWORK.” AND THEN FOR THE SPECIALIST THAT
YOU NEED TO SEE THE INSURANCE COMPANY GOES, “YOU DON’T NEED TO
SEE THE SPECIALIST.” AND THE EXTRA PHYSICAL THERAPY
AND YOU NEED TO GO TO THE PHARMACY AND THIS IS NOT COVERED
AND THIS HAS A HIGH CO-PAY. FAMILIES ARE PAYING AND PAYING
AND PAYING. AND A BIG PART OF THE REASON
THEY’RE PAYING IS BECAUSE THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE SET UP
THEIR BUSINESS MODEL. AND THEIR MOD CELL RAKE IN AS
MUCH MONEY AS YOU CAN IN PREMIUMS, AND THEN SAY NO AS
OFTEN AS YOU CAN TO HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. AND THE CONSEQUENCE OF THAT IS
THEY PULLED $23 BILLION OUT OF THE SYSTEM LAST YEAR. THEY IMPOSED COSTS ON EVERYONE
ELSE WITH ALL THE FORMS THAT HAD TO BE FILLED OUT AND PEOPLE
ARGUING OVER COULD THEY GET THIS COVERED OR THAT COVERED? THIS IS NOT A SUSTAINABLE HEALTH
CARE SYSTEM. I AM SO DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO
PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO MOVED THIS COUNTRY TO SAY, “WE AS A COUNTRY
WANT EVERY PERSON HERE TO HAVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.” AND NOW IT’S TIME TO TAKE THE
NEXT STEP AND SAY LET’S DO THAT IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY
POSSIBLE. AND WHAT EVERY STUDY SHOWS IS
THAT MEDICARE FOR ALL IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO DO THAT. AND IT’S THE WAY TO MAKE SURE
THAT THOSE WHO HAVE MORE WILL PAY MORE, BUT THAT HARDWORKING
FAMILIES WILL PAY LESS. NOBODY HAS TO GO BANKRUPT OVER
HEALTH CARE IF WE GET MEDICARE FOR ALL. ALL. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: NOW, A COUPLE OF QUICK ONES. THIS IS MILD LIGHTNING ROUND. MILD LIGHTNING ROUND. HOW RICH IS RICH FOR THIS TWO
ACCEPT THE THING BY THE WAY?>>IT IS– PEOPLE WHO HAVE
FORTUNES OF ABOVE $50 MILLION. SO YOUR FIRST $50 MILLION IS
FREE AND CLEAR.>>Stephen: LENT. ( LAUGHTER ).>>BUT YOUR 55 MILLIONth AND
FIRST DOLLAR YOU HAVE TO PITCH IN TWO CENTS AND TWO CENTS FOR
EVERY DOLLAR AFTER THAT. JUST —
>>Stephen: BUT THEN I WOULDN’T HAVE A DOLLAR. I’D ONLY HAVE 98 CENTS.>>OH, BOOHOO.>>Stephen: MOVING ON. IRAN VERSUS THE SAUDIS. WHAT WOULD CONVINCE PRESIDENT
WARREN THAT THE IRANIANS DID THIS? AND IF SO, WHAT WOULD THE
RESPONSE BE?>>OKAY, SO, LOOK, LET’S BE
REALLY CLEAR. WE DON’T HAVE THE KIND OF
EVIDENCE WE NEED RIGHT NOW. LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT WHERE WE
ARE RIGHT NOW. AND NO PRESIDENT GETS TO DECLARE
WAR ON THEIR OWN. IN THIS CASE, WHAT WE NEED–
( APPLAUSE ) HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT BOMBING
SOMEBODY, YOU’VE GOT TO COME TO CONGRESS AND GET AN
AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE. THAT’S WHAT THE CONSTITUTION
SAYS. NOBODY GETS TO DROP THOSE BOMBS
ON THEIR OWN. NO.>>Stephen: YOU WERE A
REPUBLICAN FOR A LONG TIME. YOU SWITCHED IN ’96. DID YOU BECOME AN INDEPENDENT OR
A DEMOCRAT AT THAT TIME?>>I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN A
REPUBLICAN AND INDEPENDENT. I WASN’T VERY POLITICAL.>>Stephen: DO YOU AGREE WITH
TRUMP ON ANYTHING? ( LAUGHTER )
>>YES! YES! HE SIGNED MY BILL INTO LAW THAT
IS GOING TO BRING DOWN THE COST OF HEARING AIDS FOR MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. I’M IN. MY GUY!>>Stephen: WELL, SMERK
LISTENING. SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU!>>>Stephen: SENATOR ELIZABETH
WARREN, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE
CAST OF THE ORIGINAL BRADY BUNCH