Mike Bloomberg is having a bad week. The honeymoon is definitely over after the former NYC Mayor has been pummeled by all sides.
He is an easy target with a history full of bad ideas that will not survive once exposed in public.
Like this video posted below where he says to avoid healthcare costs breaking us, we should deny care to the elderly.
Mike said, “All of these costs keep going up. Nobody wants to pay any more money.”
“And at the rate we’re going healthcare is going to bankrupt us.”
“So not only do we have a problem we’ve got to sit here and say which things we’re going to do and which things we’re not.:
“Nobody wants to do that. If you show up with prostrate cancer and you’re 95 years old, we should say go and enjoy, you’ve had a long life, there’s no cure and we can’t do anything.”
“If you’re a young person, we should do something about it. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.”
Bloomberg, of course, forgets that we are getting ripped off by drug companies, insurers, etc, etc and that costs can come down using less drastic measures.
It will take a Congress with the courage to turn down all the money they get from the healthcare industry, but it can be done.
Mike also was caught mocking the American farmer and middle-class workers.
“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said.
“It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that.”
“Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job.”
“And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”
Bloomberg kept going: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different.”
“You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing.”
Bloomberg explaining how healthcare will “bankrupt us,” unless we deny care to the elderly.
“If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say…there’s no cure, we can’t do anything.
A young person, we should do something. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.” pic.twitter.com/7E5UFHXLue— Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) February 16, 2020