Hillary Clinton Offers To Educate A Blogger

Hillary Clinton was taking questions from the National Association of Black Journalists Presidential Forum on Thursday and came out swinging hard. A freelance writer asked Clinton why she supported “socialized medicine.” “Why are you still insisting upon moving that system in here when particularly it will hurt African American communities more than anyone else?” Kiara Ashanti asked. “Oh, man – that was a string of misrepresentations about me and the systems in other countries,” Clinton responded. “Number one, I have never advocated socialized medicine, and I hope all the journalists hear that loudly and clearly because that has been a right-wing attack on me for 15 years, and it is wrong.” She then asked Ashanti, “Do you think Medicare is socialized medicine?” Ashanti said, “To a degree it is.” Then Clinton fired back, “Well, then you are in a small minority in America because Medicare has literally saved the lives and saved the resources of countless generations of seniors in our country.” Clinton was critical of the fact that the U.S. was the only advanced country to have “so many of its citizens without health care.” Then Clinton invited Ashanti to get some education on the Hill-facts saying, “I don’t know who you are. But you come introduce yourself to my staff and we will try to give you some information if you’re interested in being educated instead of being rhetorical.” I don’t believe Ashanti has taken her up on this offer.
Alan Cosgrove

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