Fox News host Chris Wallace said the United States is “going through a great year” but “the worst year for us is the year we have” due to the “biggest problem we had is the health care crisis.”
The former president, who is on a two-week leave of absence to help his wife with her health issues, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that the health crisis has affected every aspect of the American economy and that the economy “isn’t growing at the pace that we need to.”
Wallace said the health problem is costing the U.S. $1.3 trillion, and that he doesn’t think that the government will be able to solve it “at this point.”
He said “the government is in a tough spot” because the government can’t spend as much money as it needs to.
“We’ve had so many people on the street, people on food stamps, people without health insurance, people who are going hungry, people in nursing homes who can’t feed themselves,” Wallace said.
“The only thing we can do is try to get people back to work, to get them back to paying taxes, to pay our bills.”
But he said the economy is “very strong” and he believes the U,S.
economy will “continue to grow.”
“We don’t know exactly what the future holds,” Wallace told “Americas Newsroom.”
“We know that the biggest problem, which we have the biggest problems in terms of health care and education and everything else, is the lack of confidence in our economy, in our politicians and the fact that people don’t trust that our elected officials are going to be able or willing to solve this.”
Wallaces comments come after a series of headlines about how poorly Americans are doing in the recovery from the financial crisis.
A Gallup poll found that only 26 percent of Americans had a favorable view of their economic situation in April, the lowest level since Gallup began measuring the issue in 2007.
In the first half of 2016, the same poll found only 26.6 percent of respondents had a positive view of the recovery.