Holmes: Dems Have an ‘Incremental Way’ of Getting to Their ‘Ultimate Goal’ of Single Payer
HUME: But isn’t it — well, wait a minute. Hold on. Let me — let me interject. Isn’t this the age-old story with entitlement programs, which is to say, that once you put an entitlement program in place, people then turn to it and become dependent on it in a way they might not otherwise have done and then you end up in the situation you’re always in where you’ve got this exploding costs and people worried about losing it. And — and the — and the result is you have the national debt through the roof and you can never seem to take it away.
HOLMES: That’s — that’s absolutely right. I mean if you look at the way that health care has developed over the last 50 years in this country, and has taken a significant lurch to the left. And the reason it has is exactly what you just outlined, is that Democrats have an incremental way of getting to their ultimate goal, which is socialized, nationalized, single-payer system. So you create an entitlement program for the elderly, an entitlement program for the young, an entitlement program for the poor and then ever expand eligibility for all three. And that’s what we’ve got here today.