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Ben Stein: Price Booted From WH for Not Repealing Obamacare

(Fox News' "Your World")

By    |   Friday, 29 September 2017 07:57 PM

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price didn't get pushed out of the White House because of his millionaire's taste for private jet travel — but because he couldn't get Obamacare repealed by Congress, economist and actor Ben Stein said.

In an interview Friday on "Your World," Stein told host Neil Cavuto it was "funny" Price got the boot for private-jetting to Philadelphia.

"That's the joke of it," he said. "Taxpayers are spending for [President Donald] Trump to live an incredibly lavish life. Mr. Price flies to Philadelphia — it's different than flying to Palm Beach, not that there's anything wrong with Philadelphia — and he's getting fired over it."

"I would not have fired him," Stein declared. "I would have said to him, 'don't do it again' For gosh sakes, a trip from Washington to Philadelphia? That's small potatoes. … "

He conceded Price could just as well have taken a commercial flight, "but you know what, sir? That is just trivia."

"I think the real reason he's being fired, he didn't get the healthcare bill passed," he continued. "That wasn't his fault. He can't control [Sen. John] McCain [R-Ariz.]. He can't control the various Rhinos that voted against the bill."

"He would be a hero if he got this done," Stein added "They wouldn't have bothered thinking about it."

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price didn't get pushed out of the White House because of his millionaire's taste for private jet travel — but because he couldn't get Obamacare repealed by Congress, economist and actor Ben Stein said.
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