Bernie Sanders continues to push his disastrous schemes to ruin America.
The media has given him a free ride.
But one Republican Senator had enough and shut him down.
The Democrats have used the debate over repealing Obamacare to push their scheme to implement socialized medicine.
Bernie Sanders proposed this on the campaign trail in 2016, and it was too radical even for Hillary Clinton.
But that didn’t dissuade him from championing the cause.
He’s been given media platforms to promote this insane scheme, and fawning TV hosts have not really challenged him.
His free pass ended when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul – who is also a doctor – shut down his lunatic arguments in an interview on CNN.
Paul pointed out that Sanders’ vision for America was implemented in Venezuela and the country has descended into chaos with a starving population and total collapse of the country’s government and economy.
Real Clear Politics reports:
SEN. RAND PAUL: “It is an artifact of tax policy dating back to World War II that said insurance is going to be tied to employment. If we weren’t doing that — If we said to the people in the individual market, to the plumber, for example, you can join the Chamber of Commerce. You can join the Plumber’s Association. You can join the ‘Individuals that want to group together’ association, and buy your insurance as a group, you could get a way out of that individual conundrum and get a group policy. Most group policies have things like pregnancy.
If you work for General Motors, my guess is pregnancy is automatically in your insurance because you are a big group and you have the leverage to demand from your insurance company…”
ERIN BURNETT, CNN: “So why not just have the biggest group of all, and have insurance for everybody?”
RAND PAUL: “Well, Socialism is not a good idea. I know you can ask my friend Senator Sanders. But Socialism is an utter failure, it leads to poverty. Look at Venezuela. It is one of the most resource-rich countries in all of the world. The average person there lost 20 pounds last year, not through choice, but from virtual starvation.”
BURNETT: “You did make a great argument for nationalized health care. You said the bigger the group, the lower the cost, so I’m taking your argument to its logical conclusion.”
PAUL: “No, no, I’m talking about voluntary groups, not the gulag — when people join together, large associations with a good idea. Collective bargaining is not a bad idea. Labor, getting together. But that’s not the government doing it. That’s just people getting together, in order to have more leverage in the marketplace.
So I’m all for trying to balance the equation with insurance companies. I think they have too much power, but I am not willing to have the government break them up.”
CNN’s Erin Burnett completely face planted when she tried to argue that single-payer health care would lower costs.
The price tag for socialized medicine is an astronomical $32 trillion.
The center had already estimated that Sanders’ tax plan alone would add $15.3 trillion in revenue over 10 years. What happens to that big bump in revenue? The main expense: Sanders’ health care plan. The Health Policy Center (like TPC, a project of the Urban Institute, a D.C. think tank) estimated that Sanders’ health proposal would cost the government an additional $32 trillion to what it pays now.
It’s about time Bernie Sanders’ loony arguments for government-run health care got smacked down.
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