There’s truth in the adage “don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk.” This week, the Clinton campaign continues to talk the talk, but have somehow tripped (okay, fell on their faces) over Hillarycare…I mean health care. Although Clinton pronounces it as her passion, news reports out this week indicate she has left $292,000 worth of her own employee’s health insurance premiums unpaid.
What Hillary seems to have forgotten was that “free” healthcare isn’t really free; someone has to pay for it and in this case, it’s her. If her presidential campaign budget can’t handle the cost of health care on this small scale, how does she expect taxpayers to manage that same health program for all Americans? When you stop and look at the litany of domestic programs she’s proposing and the billion dollar price tags that come with them, I suspect she’s not too worried about paying the bills.
Further proof of her unwillingness (or incapability) to pay the bills comes in the form of IOUs. According to sources the cash-strapped Clinton campaign has failed to pay hundreds of various bills over the last few months. Reports are coming from landlords, cleaning services, event coordinators, consultants, pollsters, and caterers about Clinton’s refusal to pay what she owes. To be fair, all presidential candidates during election races have some amount of unpaid bills on the ledger, but the size of Clinton’s debt is staggering.
The Politico reports, “Clinton’s biggest debts are to pollster and chief strategist Mark Penn, who’s owed $2.5 million; direct mail company MSHC Partners, which is owed $807,000; phone-banking firm Spoken Hub, which is waiting for $771,000; and ad maker Mandy Grunwald, who’s owed $467,000.”
But let’s take a break from her irresponsible financial situation and get back to the health care issue. The sheer irony of promising health care to every man, woman and child in this country, yet neglecting her own staff are quite laughable. Yet, truly there’s nothing funny about a presidential candidate’s priorities. These proposals, these tenets that candidates stump on everyday are supposed to draw our eyes and win our hearts. Yet, Hillary’s latest effort appears bent only to win votes, and how the details get worked out (or the costs, for that matter) are inconsequential.
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