Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson had a word or two to say on the health care vote — Capitol Hill’s latest testy cliffhanger. Will there be a consensus made on this GOP legislation?
“In the end, there will be consensus here, particularly as people begin to understand that this is a work in process. I would offer to the Democrats: Begin to think about how we can make it work, not how it doesn’t work. That’s one of the things that I find here in Washington. More people spend time talking about what can’t be done than what can be done. We’ve got to get back to the can-do attitude that made America great,” Mr. Carson told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday.
Should the government still have a role in our health care system?
“The government is supposed to facilitate life. That has to do with health care, the pursuit of happiness and liberty. I think all of those are important things. So there is a role for the government. But it’s not a predominant role, it’s a facilitating role,” Mr. Carson observed.