Tucker Carlson took on Ian Samuel Monday night. Samuel had been on the show before and had the last word where he praised Socialism. He is now a teacher’s assistant at Indiana University.
“A New Gallop poll finds that Democrats are turning against the free market. 57% of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism compared to just 47% who views capitalism favorably.
“So I think our economic system is pretty skewed and we are in a bad place. So I actually, unlike a lot of conservatives, understand why people are becoming skeptical of our version of capitalism, I am too. What I’m so struck by through is that Democrats aren’ t actually skeptical of Capitalism. I never hear anybody on the left criticize Apple or Amazon or the private equity people or any of the people who are really making out more than anyone else in our society in our current economy. Why is that they never criticize the system?”
“I think you are confusing the Democratic party with The Left. So the Democratic party as it is presently constituted is funded by capital and their leaders will tell you that. But there is a vibrant movement on The Left who are critical of capitalism as constituted in The United States and of the leadership of the Democratic party. That is, in fact, the basis of their criticism. Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-”
“…You are half right because I don’t remember a time when I heard anybody on either wing of the Democratic Party criticize Jeff Bezos. Ever…”
Listen to my friend Bastola or Leda Kahn. There are lots of people, Amazon is a good example. Because a lot of people on The Left believe that Amazon is an example of a real monopoly problem. And Is actually an example of the way that markets have failed.
“They are awfully quiet about it. So let me ask you this thing: So Socialism, they’ve embraced Socialism. Can you think of a place that it has worked, and don’t give me some low population totally homogenous Nordic country with a thousand year history of cooperation ok?”
“Well, that’s a very elegant gerrymander. Can you give me an example of someplace that it has worked, other than the Northern European Countries where it worked. …I’ll accept your gerrymander.
I think it works well in The United States for the Elderly for example. The Elderly in The United States live under a wonderful form of Socialism. They have single payer health care, they have universal basic income in the form of Social Security and they love it. So even in our heterogeneous country with its only 300-year history or so. Socialism works quite well for the old. And that’s the exact reason they are so politically engaged, they like it.
“Actually No, no you can’t have socialism for part of the population. Socialism is a comprehensive system, in which everyone participates. And The Left is calling for a version of it now. So Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others are now saying we need Universal Healthcare.-‘
And I understand Medicare for all. …But the cost is not a small thing. So more than 32 Trillion dollars over a decade doubling the entire federal budget. Don’t just tell me that we are going to pay for it with savings. How exactly is that gonna work in a country that is already incapable of paying its’ debts?”
Well So Tucker if you think Medicare for all is expensive you should try the alternative. Not doing Medicare for all is going to cost 34 Trillion dollars. Now those are two big numbers, but I think we both know which one is smaller, so and don’t forget-
Carlson cracks up, “You just made up numbers.”
You can watch the rest here.
So Samuel had to lie in order to support Healthcare for all. Looks like Tucker won the argument without trying. Ian Samuels is another of these Liberal Trendy Socialists. This is what the left is turning in to. a bunch of Socialists that want to open our borders and pay for everyone with your money.