Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bill Maher Tries to Trap Bernie Sanders

This is sad. Listen to the audience applaud as Bernie Sanders promotes one socialist program after another.

Bill Maher tries to counteract Sanders, but he has no skill in knowing how to advance free market ideas. He seems to have no idea that he can use arguments that show Sanders' programs will create great government-controlled central power operations that will lead to inefficiencies, distorted price production signals, wipeout incentives to advance health science and result in a government controlled system that is ripe for corruption.

Maher is correct that Sanders' proposals will be extremely expensive, but that is only the start of the problem.



  1. Both are horrible. You should have seen that right out the gate as Maher states his agenda is to help Bernie get the nomination. They are both panderers.

  2. Wall Street banksters won't let Bernie go too far, but what about people?

  3. Sanders asked Maher—Maher?!—to explain why he feels his universal healthcare plan wouldn’t work. And Maher obliged him.

    “Because they control both ends of it,” said Maher. “If you’re saying that the government is going to pick up the tab but not make the insurance companies, the hospitals, and the doctors not gouge people, then we are going to break the budget. It has to work both ways. So you’re going to make the hospitals do that? Because that IS socialism.”

    And Sanders, who once again looked utterly shocked by the pushback he was getting from Maher, delivered his standard spiel, deflecting Maher’s question. “The United States is the only major country on earth that allows private insurance companies to make huge profits on the healthcare system,” he blustered. “The function of healthcare should be to provide quality care for all people, not to make huge profits for the drug companies and insurance companies.