MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: It’s a LIE to Say Democrats Will ‘Turn America Into a Socialist Country’


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 declare a “single payer” well being care system that ends personal medical health insurance shouldn’t be socialist! For a lot of, it is like Velshi’s riot denial, solely this time, as Democrats set capitalism on hearth, 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 new administration and a slim majority of Democrats within the Home and a 50/50 Senate to flip America into a socialist nation and that’s one hundred pc of my focus.”


VELSHI: Properly that’s one hundred pc a lie. In equity, McConnell has since softened his view about obstruction being one hundred pc of his focus, however he nonetheless let the cat out of the bag. The GOP is a occasion with no precise agenda apart 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, that means precise possession of factories, hospitals, even equipment used to produce items and providers that individuals eat. Biden has not promised nor carried out something that remotely resembles socialism. Even when you imagine, 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. When you imagine pupil debt must be canceled or that the minimal wage must be $15 an hour or that carbon emissions must be reduce, none of that’s socialism. What Biden does imagine is that the period of massive authorities is again. The concept of presidency involvement in sure points of public coverage may be useful. And guess what? That’s nonetheless not socialism!

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

Individuals are warming up to the concept 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. The truth is, a latest NBC Information ballot discovered 55 % of Individuals say the federal government ought to do extra to clear up 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 beneath Republicans could outline the time period “fascist” in its response to unrest in Portland. 

Velshi’s lecture for Huge Authorities was introduced to you by Liberty Mutual.


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