Looks Like Sanders is off his rocker. Why would Americans want to pay more in taxes? Sanders believes there is a huge disparity between the wealthy and the middle class yet he wants up taxes on everyone.
I guess this is what he means by “free.” Sanders appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper, where they discussed how Americans would be “delighted” to take on more taxes.
“But as you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States,” Cooper said trying to get Sanders to clarify.
“Yeah, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” Sanders replied. “I live 50 miles away from the Canadian border. You go to the doctor any time you want. You don’t take out your wallet. You have heart surgery, you have a heart transplant and you come out of the hospital and it costs you nothing.”
“Your kids in many countries around the world can go to the public colleges and universities tuition-free, wages in many cases are higher. So there is a tradeoff, but at the end of the day, I think, that most people will believe they will be better off when their kids have educational opportunities without out of pocket expenses and when they have health care as a human right, when they have affordable housing, and when they have decent retirement security, I think most Americans will understand that is a good deal.”
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Sanders wants to make education and healthcare “free.” But this is so misleading he should just say he us going jack up taxes and have Americans pay for it all. “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”