During the campaign Joe Biden criticized “Medicare for All” because it would raise middle class taxes.
Biden told CBS 60 Minutes: “Let’s talk about Medicare for All. Do you think there’s been any truth in advertising on that? It’s gonna raise taxes on middle class people.”
So why did Biden select Xavier Becerra to serve as HHS chief? Becerra has spent decades pushing for a Medicare for All and single-payer system.
When asked on October 22, 2017 if he supports Medicare for All, Becerra said “Absolutely. “I’ve been a supporter of Medicare for All for the 24 years that I was in Congress.”
“I would scrap all of that and move us toward a system where everyone has access to healthcare, a single-payer system, a Medicare for All system,” Becerra said on October 2, 2019.
“We need to reform the system. My solution would have been Medicare for all,” Becerra said on March 21, 2010.
During the campaign, Biden also pointed out that Vermont imposed a Medicare for All system which raised middle class taxes and had to be scrapped.
Biden said: “In Vermont, they did pass Medicare for All. It doubled the income tax in the state. Put a 14% tax on withholding, and they got rid of it.”
Biden continues to surround himself with big-government progressives.
“Biden’s presidential campaign told America he would not raise any tax on middle income Americans, would not take away their health insurance and not bankrupt America with a Green New Deal,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “His cabinet picks — now including Becerra — shout loudly that he does want to take away your health insurance and replace it with a top down, one size fits all government program, burden middle class Americans with an energy tax and spend without limit in the name of a Green New Deal.”