When it comes to government healthcare who is more ignorant? Bernie Sanders or the constituents that voted for him
Criticizing voters is not exactly fair since the Constitution protects the rights of the ignorant as well as the educated in their casting of ballots for whomever they so desire. ¬†However when the People have to deal with a number of Congressmen and women in both the House and Senate who really have no business being there, who else can Americans blame since decisions made by these individuals can often have severe repercussions to the nation as a whole.
And indeed, the list of ignorant or corrupt elected officials is quite long, and most probably the majority of Representatives the American people send to Washington from their home states. ¬†But of the few who really stand out among their peers, Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont is by far one the most ignorant of them all.
Last week Senator Sanders submitted a bill to Congress for the government to nationalize healthcare, and to have the taxpayers take over subsidizing the healthcare industry even though the government already spends nearly $1 trillion per year in ongoing healthcare programs. ¬†And the biggest irony in all of this is that exactly 30 years ago, the then Mayor of Burlington, VT (Bernie Sanders) admitted that nationalizing healthcare under the umbrella of Medicare would bankrupt the country (government).
A video from 1987 shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has not always considered single-payer health care a slam dunk for progressive reformers.
Sanders said Medicaid for every American “would bankrupt the nation” while he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in a clip posted by the¬†NTK Network. Speaking with physician Milton Terris on his local television show “Bernie Speaks with the Community,” Sanders discussed the possibility of implementing single-payer health care in the U.S.
“You want to guarantee that all people have access to health care as you do in Canada,” Sanders said.
“But I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanism in this country to do that‚ÄĒfor example, if we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody,” Sanders added. “Give everybody a Medicaid card‚ÄĒwe would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.” –¬†Free Beacon
30 years ago the government had less than $1 trillion of national debt, and the annual budget was only $1.69 trillion. ¬†And along with this, the budget deficit was only $251 billion.
Today however, the budget deficit is well over $1 trillion and the budget itself is more than $3.8 trillion. ¬†Which means that if the government took on the burden of nationalizing healthcare for 340 million people, Sander’s prophecy would quickly come to pass because the rising costs of healthcare alone would bankrupt the program in less than five years.
Senator Bernie Sanders is the personification of America’s welfare system as he was a man who lived off the dole until around the age of 40, and continues to live off of others by continuously running for whichever elected office he can finagle. ¬†And sadly for so many Americans who must see his face plastered in the media, and his Stalinist programs attempt to get pushed through Congress, only the people of Vermont can save the country from his buffoonish actions by waking up to the fact that they have put into office an ideological destroyer of economies.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.