Extremism in the Defense of Socialism is No Virtue

Or Corporatism for that matter.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Matt Miller, Lawrence O’Donnell:

“I hope to be able to get waivers from Congress and the white house to allow us to do so. At the end of the day, if you are going to provide health care to all of our people in a cost effective way, you have to get rid of the health insurance companies, not profiteering and bureaucracy,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told MSNBC.

He goes on to say it should be another entitlement and a right. Matt Miller goes on to say corporate America should be behind government-run healthcare so they can get out of providing this expense to their employees. This video is deceiving because the choices being presented in the video are not the only options available. For one thing, it’s a major expense for business because healthcare has been a benefit for decades. For another, the current situation is untenable precisely because politicians such as Sen. Sanders has insisted on government involvement. Another is that politicians have treated healthcare as a cost-free benefit they can bestow on everyone.  It isn’t, and other countries have been free-riding and cost-shifting for decades.

Video here.


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