Bernie Sanders Admits Middle Class Taxpayers Will Fund His Socialist Health Care
2020 hopeful says 'Medicare for All' would be funded by the middle classes with higher tax
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) admitted during the second Democratic debate on Thursday night that he will raise taxes for middle-class citizens to pay for his socialist universal health care plan.
Sanders received the first question of the night in Democrats' presidential debate in Miami, Fla.
He was asked whether middle-class taxpayers would fund his proposed free health insurance policy should he win the election in 2020.
After initially attempting to dodge answering the question directly, he eventually admitted that "yes, they will pay more in taxes," when he was pressed.
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“You’ve called for big new government benefits like universal health care and free college. In a recent interview, you said you suspected that Americans would be ‘delighted’ to pay more taxes for things like that,” NBC’s “Today Show” host Savannah Guthrie asked.
"My question to you is; will taxes go up for the middle class in a Sanders administration, and if so, how do you sell that to voters?"
“You’re quite right," Sanders answered.
"We have a new vision for America, and at a time when we have three people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, while 500,000 people are sleeping out on the streets today.
"We think it is time for change - real change - and by that, I mean that health care in my view is a human right, and we have got to pass a Medicare for all single-payer system,” Sanders said.
All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019
“Under that system, by the way, vast majority of the people in this country will be paying significantly less for health care than they are right now," Sanders continued.
"I believe that education is the future for this country, and that is why I believe that we must make public colleges and universities tuition free and eliminate student debt, and we do that by placing a tax on Wall Street.
"Every proposal that I have brought forth is fully paid for,” he said.
“Senator Sanders, I’ll give you 10 seconds just to answer the very direct question, will you raise taxes for the middle class in a Sanders administration?” Guthrie asked Sanders again.
“People who have health care under Medicare for all will have no premiums, no deductibles, no co-payments, no out-of-pocket expenses,” Sanders said.
"Yes, they will pay more in taxes but less in health care for what they get."