Socialism does not have majority support in Democrat controlled House
Ambitious proposals to end climate change and provide healthcare for everyone, seen as socialist by Republicans, have failed to win the support of even half of the House Democratic caucus, effectively dooming any chance of floor consideration.Both bills would be a disaster for the US economy, A majority of Democrats are not that crazy yet, but a surprising number of the Democrat candidates for President are that crazy.
Support appears to have plateaued for both the Green New Deal resolution as well as the Medicare for All national health insurance proposal.
The Green New Deal, introduced Feb. 7 by rising freshman star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., calls for a complete overhaul of the nation’s housing, transportation, businesses, and agriculture to end carbon emissions and to stave off climate change.
But of the 235 Democrats in the House, Ocasio-Cortez's bill has the backing of just 90 of her colleagues, and picked up just one new co-sponsor since Feb. 25. That's a little more than a third of the Democrats and far fewer than the 218 needed to pass it without any GOP support.
The Medicare for All bill, introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., isn’t faring much better.
The bill had 106 co-sponsors when it was introduced on Feb. 27. Two weeks later, no other Democrat has co-sponsored the plan to eliminate all private health insurance and turn the nation’s entire healthcare system over to the government.