Friday, May 5, 2017

Krauthammer: ‘We will be in a single-payer system’ within 7 years

Via Frank

Fox News political commentator Charles Krauthammer predicted Thursday that healthcare in the U.S. is headed toward a single-payer system.

“The terms of [healthcare] debate are entirely on the grounds of the liberal argument that everybody ought to [have insurance] -- once that happens, you're going to end up with a single-payer,” Krauthammer said on Fox News’s “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

“Republicans are not arguing the free market anymore,” he said. “They have sort of accepted the any commodity. It's not like purchasing a steak or a car. It is something people now have a sense that government ought to guarantee."

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  1. The problem in part is Americans seem to believe those who are wealthy did not earn that wealth.

    As a result, some voters vote for as much stuff as they can get, never accept losing free stuff.

    Considering the cheap foreign labour, bad trade deals, and wasteful foreign spending; I can somewhat understand...

    1. I remember you broaching the subject yesterday on CH and if single payer is inevitable, should not there be a WH discussion taking this away from the Democrats now, changing horses in mid stream and going for it? I can see a huge jump in the polls.

    2. Sometimes I like to present arguments just have to have an argument considered. I don't claim to know the best path to take on healthcare.

      I do claim the current GOP bill looks like a losing strategy, because poor whites are losing benefits while the wealthy are receiving a tax cut. A significant part of Trump's base is those poor whites.

      The way to sell a cut in benefits (such as a return to free market) is to offer a higher market wage. And yea, it might be best to jump ahead of things, just offer single-payer.

      Ideally I like the free market healthcare of course.

      Were I Trump I would have ruled like a Buchananite demagogue. Every American troop I could bring home would be brought home. I'd demand Congress declare war before I intervene anywhere. I'd have fought trade until Congress took the power back from me. And I'd have fought immigration and guest workers, speaking out on it daily if need be. And I'd go after the Federal Reserve Bank. I'd say we're in a bubble and that the Fed could burst it at any moment by raising rates. And I'd walk Ron Paul on the stage to explain the Fed for me.

      With luck that strategy would pay off, and then I'd be able to return to free market healthcare out of high popularity.

      I don't know what to say on healthcare other than to flap my arms wildly while grunting that the GOP is making a mistake. They're not following my game plan, so it's tough for me to say.

    3. & we could have had Ron Paul for eight years........:)

    4. I still stand by my comment that Ron Paul is a "useful loon", because I think his ideology is at times ridiculous.

      However, he is nevertheless right and trustworthy on most of the important issues.

      Paul is weak on immigration, however. While he doesn't understand trade, he is better on trade than is the mainstream. And his being right on the other issues makes him valuable.

      We would be immensely better off had Paul won in 2012, no question. Immensely better off.

    5. I voted Chuck Baldwin in 2008. I like Baldwin as much as I like Buchanan.

      Baldwin has not been happy about Trump though. His articles are online if curious. Baldwin moved to Montana I believe, and he's still one of the best political leaders America has. If I'm ever in Montana, I intend to hear him preach.

  2. What a miserable old fool. He was anti Trump from the get go and has never had loyalty to anything but globalists and their collectivist goals. He's barely one notch below Bill Kristol on the scumbag scale.

    1. He's barely one notch below Bill Kristol on the scumbag scale.