Regardimg “China cheating” you documented exactly nothing, you just listed all those things that all countries do.

Error in logic. Even if you were correct that “all countries do it”, that doesn’t negate my proof regarding China.

Regarding healthcare you say the ACA has not eliminated “adverse selection”, which will cause it to fail. So where exactly does Trumpcare remove this problem?

Two ways, neither of which are strong enough in my opinion, but amendments will have to be offered to get the votes:

  • Previously, the most expensive premium could only adjust by 3X based on age or medical history. This ran up premiums to the young invincibles to the point that they preferred to take the tax penalty and drop out of the system. The AHCA changes that to 5X. (It should be 7X, but at least they split the difference.)
  • The penalty for not holding continuous coverage has been changed to a premium model, where the person who “signs up because they have to” pays 30% above the normal premium. We’ll see how that works, its an interesting change in the approach.

Regardimg “China cheating” you documented exactly nothing, you just listed all those things that all countries do.

Regarding healthcare you say the ACA has not eliminated “adverse selection”, which will cause it to fail. So where exactly does Trumpcare remove this problem?

Isn’t it funny that Germany has massive trade-surpluses with the whole world?

It proves that it can be done here. Germany has this interesting practice of lending needy countries money under the obligation to buy German goods with it.

“but because of excellent engineering”

We have that too.

“healthy companies (where workers sit on the board, by law)”

Yes, meaning that German companies have always been doing what we should have been doing all along, and what the new administration now has us discussing, balancing domestic jobs against corporate profits. So, basically, you’re arguing that Germany have been Trumpists all along.

“ excellent worker rights, (in comparison to the US)”

I am unaware of any worker RIGHTS that Germany has that the US does not.

massive health- and environment regulations

The US health care situation is indeed a load on our businesses they do not need; hence, the need for cost control in any health care system.

I am unaware of any substantive environmental regulations that Germany has over the US, and even if such was documented, why that would lead to additional domestic manufacturing jobs.

open globalist free trade

If you’re arguing that workers on the boards are keeping jobs in Germany, than you cannot logically argue that they pursue a fully open globalist free trade regime. You have to pick one or the other.

You demand costcontrol in healthcare, which is exactly right. But it could be done intelligently. Instead you take away health insurance from the millions of weakest and poorest people, to save taxes for the upper 1%. Just disgusting.

Hypotheticals again. The bills stand to be amended, and your assessment of the tax “breaks” in the plan are incorrect. My view is the final plan will rectify the low-end shortfalls. This first cut is a negotiation position.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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