Here’s a scary thought.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently claimed that, should Democrats regain the Senate this November, he will be named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Fox News reports.
Sanders is a self-described Democratic socialist, meaning, at least when it comes to medicine, that he is just a plain jane socialist. He has become well-known for his “Medicare for All” plan, which would eliminate private health insurance and replace it with a government-run scheme.
Just another reason to vote Republican
Sanders made the revelation, about becoming head of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Health, at a rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Saturday.
“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, you’re looking at the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health,” he said. “And trust me, that the healthcare industry and the drug companies, will understand a very new reality when that happens.”
Indeed, we are. The rally that Sanders held was for Democratic President Nominee Joe Biden.
It ought to be noted that Sanders has endorsed Biden and continues to campaign for Biden despite Biden’s attempts to distance himself from Sanders.
The Trojan Horse
We saw one of these attempts by Biden to distance himself from Sanders, specifically when it comes to Medicare-for-All, at the first presidential debate.
After Biden challenged President Donald Trump in the area of health care, Trump tried to tie Biden to socialized medicine. Biden then denied wanting socialized medicine, to which Trump responded, “it’s not what your party is saying . . . and they’re going to dominate you.” That led to one of the most memorable lines from Biden on the night, that “I am the Democratic Party right now.”
Biden, it is true, does not support Medicare-for-All, but rather a system in which one is allowed to keep private health care or have the option to enroll in a government-run program. In other words, he doesn’t want to go full socialist, just part socialist. That’s not to say that Biden’s plan isn’t as bad as Sanders’ – it is.
But, let’s not ignore President Trump’s point here. Every voter ought to ask himself or herself why it is that Sanders, a Democratic socialist, would campaign for someone like Biden, with whom Sanders has disagreed. As Sanders himself has said, “Joe and I have a very different vision for the future of this country.”
Surely, Sanders believes that he has something to gain from a Biden victory, and he’s probably right. Let’s not forget, after all, that Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), was the first co-sponsor of Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill. American’s need to be on alert as they vote. Any power given to the far-left, as we have seen, has disastrous results for our country.