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Letter to the Editor: There is no such thing as ‘democratic socialism’
Sorry, Bernie, there is no such thing as “democratic socialism.” Let a professional economist tell you why. In the first place, the term is an oxymoron because democracy cannot exist in socialism. If you don’t believe me, let me repeat some of the current Democrat presidential hopefuls. They all claim they want Medicare for all. Who runs the current Medicare program? Well, the U.S. government. They control the premiums all Medicare patients pay. They control the amount of money they pay to doctors and hospitals on behalf of Medicare patients. They also choose not to pay for dental, vision and pharmacy needs. Finally, to see how well Medicare would work, compare it to the ineffective patient care of veterans from the V.A.