Sanders spoke about his plan to have government-funded health care, saying that it was a “right.” However, Bongino ripped his plan, claiming that it seemed like the 2020 presidential candidate didn’t understand what a right entailed.
“These sentiments Bernie expresses, they’re nice, they sound all flowery and cute,” Bongino said. “‘Everybody deserves health care, it’s a right.’ Does he understand that when you declare something a right, you confer an obligation on someone else? That’s the very essence of a right.”
He pointed out that it could easily turn into a bad situation:
“If health care — for the entire world, by the way, because he’s now saying illegal immigrants can come here and get health care. So anybody can enter the country, legally or illegally, and demand their right […] it confers an obligation on who? American taxpayers to pay for health care for the rest of the world.”
Bongino went on to say that he was not claiming that Sanders was unintelligent; he just couldn’t understand how he could justify something that could not work.
“I mean, Bernie’s not a dumb guy, OK? It’d be easier if he was. He’s not,” Bongino said. “He’s clearly thought this through, and he still can’t figure it out that there’s no way economically this works.”
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Dan Bongino slams Bernie Sanders’ vow to give free health care to illegal immigrants: “It will not work, because it cannot work”
Posted by Fox & Friends on Saturday, June 22, 2019
As IJR Red reported, Vermont and California are two states that have attempted to give health care to illegal immigrants, but Vermont’s program was stopped due to the financial barriers. Bongino ended by saying while it may be a popular talking point, the reality is that it is impossible to implement.
“This is saying two plus two equals seven,” he said. “And people in the audience who love him are just clapping like they can’t figure out the basic economics of this. It will not work because it cannot work.”