By all accounts, Bernie Sanders’ appearance on the Fox News town hall was a complete failure.
One of his worst moments came when he was asked by hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum how he was going to pay for his promised “Medicare for All” plan, and the Vermont senator came up blank.
Take a look:
During the 2016 presidential campaign as well as now, ahead of 2020, Sanders has promised the country that everyone will have free medical coverage someday.
The problem, though, is that he does not have any realistic way to pay for it.
As with most Democrats, Sanders plans on raising taxes to pay for part of it, and says the higher taxes will offset the cost most families currently pay in premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
The problem, though, is that by most economists’ estimates, the rise in taxes would be greater than what families are now paying.
The Real Problem
Sanders’ Medicare for All is a fantasy, and everyone knows it.
He is using a cost every family in this country is frustrated by to try to win this election.
A better solution would be to rein in health care providers and fix the industry to make it more affordable.
Instead, Sanders wants us to turn over even more of our money to the government.
This is the government, mind you, that is more than $20 trillion in debt — and that number is climbing every day.
How can we possibly trust a government with more of our money and our health care if they can’t even pay their own bills?
And does anyone really want the government to make all their health care decisions?
This is just step one in turning America into a socialist country.