Biden Calls Out Sanders on Medicare for All: "The idea that middle class taxes aren't going to go up is just crazy."

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, February 7th, 2020, 9:12 PM PERMALINK

Joe Biden hit Bernie Sanders over his Medicare for All plan during the ABC Democrat presidential debate tonight.

"Bernie says that we have to bring people together and that we have to have Medicare for All. And he says he "wrote the damn thing" but he's unwillling to admit what that will cost...How much is it going to cost? Who is going to pay for it? It will cost more than the entire federal budget we spend now. More than the entire budget. The idea that middle class taxes aren't going to go up is just crazy," Biden said.

At one point last year, Biden said that Sanders Medicare for all plan  "is totally unrealistic and can’t be done."

Biden went on to press Sanders on how much his healthcare plan costs since he hasn't given Americans a price tag for the plan.

While Sanders refuses to give a price tag for his plan, he is quick to place the cost burden on the American people. 

Previously, Biden has given credit to Sanders for being “honest” about his Medicare for All plan, admitting that taxes on the middle class would go up as a result.

Sanders has said that he plans to tax all income over $29,000 to help cover the cost for Medicare for All, which has an estimated cost of $32 trillion to $36 trillion.

If you want to stay up-to-date on their threats to raise taxes, visit www.atr.org/HighTaxDems.

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