How fucking stupid is that argument? Let’s say I want to sell you insurance, and I say I can save you money. I give you the cost of what I am offering. Now, what does a logical person do? They look at my offer, and do what? Compare it to what they pay right now, see if there are any qualitative improvements.
So, if the cost of single payer is large, what would a logical person do (not a corrupt, soulless politician that doesn’t give a fuck about their country)? They would look at the cost of single payer and compare it to the cost of the present system. So, if the cost of single payer is a big number and is scary, and the present system is a bigger number (every study shows it would be, every single payer system costs less and has less overhead), isn’t that scarier? Horrible politicians like this are bad by themselves, but it is worse that rotten, empty people like this get enough support from voters to win elections. That says a lot about us collectively, says a lot about this system, says a lot about the Democratic Party.