And raise Upper AND Middle class Americans taxes to pay the bill….
While the new spending programs Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed in his presidential campaign would at least double federal spending over the next decade, he has faced almost no questions from other candidates or the media — on the eve of the last debate before primary voting begins — about how he would implement or finance such a massive increase.
“Yes, they will pay more in taxes, but less in health care than what they pay now,” said the 2020 hopeful during the second night of Democratic debates.
Sanders made the revelation early on in the evening after citing other ambitious programs he claimed would lower the financial burdens of working Americans, including free college, student debt forgiveness and universal health care.
“We have a new vision for America,” continued the senator, “under that system, by the way, the vast majority of the people in this country will be paying less than the do right now.”
Sanders has long advocated raising taxes across the board to pay for universal health care. During the 2016 election, the candidate told TIME magazine that attacks on his push to raise taxes were a “distortion of reality….