Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a town hall for the American Federation of Teachers in Detroit, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has made some dictatorial statements in the past.

But on Friday, she went full-bore.

She told her audience in Iowa that she had a plan to make drug companies reduce prices.

First she claimed she was going to get companies to set drug prices based on the fair market value.

If the companies resisted the government-mandated order, if their drugs came through any federal funding for research and development, she said, “I will snatch their patent. So that we will take over. And yes we can do that. Yes, Yes, we can do that. Yes we can do that. It’s a question of if you have the will to do it. I have the will to do it.”

Yikes.

So if you don’t comply with what they want, the government is just going to grab your private property, under a Kamala presidency.

Sounds like a fascism, sprinkled in with a little “seize the means of production” communism.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw points out another problem with this approach: it kills incentive, businesses, drugs and cures.

But Harris isn’t the only Democrat pushing this. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has suggested that he would do something similar if companies did not comply with the government’s demands.

Harris claims on her website that she would be entitled to do this under the Bayh-Dole Act and “march in” rights. But that has never been allowed to snatch people’s patents. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has received six march-in petitions and has denied each one.

Fortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re going to see a Kamala presidency.

But it’s only one example of how radically left the Democrats have gone. And yes, that’s pretty terrifying and not just on this issue.

HT: Twitchy