Tax Hike Bernie Says He’ll Tax All Income Over $29K

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Posted by Adam Sabes on Friday, September 27th, 2019, 1:28 PM PERMALINK

Bernie Sanders said in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night that all income over $29k would be taxed in order to pay for his Medicare for All plan.

Sanders: “Is healthcare free? No, it is not. So what we do is exempt the first $29,000 of a person’s income. You make less $29,000, you pay nothing in taxes. Above that, in a progressive way, with the wealthiest people paying the largest percentage, people do pay more in taxes.

This isn’t the first time that Sanders has openly admitted that the middle class will pay more in taxes, as Americans for Tax Reform has pointed out

You’re going to pay more in taxes,”  Sanders said during a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on April 15 . At the same town hall he said, “Are people going to pay more in taxes? Yes.

And yes, we have to raise individual tax substantially higher than they are today,” Sanders said during an interview with Jake Tapper on July 5, 2015. 

On a separate CNN townhall hosted by Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 25, 2016, Sanders promised that “yes, we will raise taxes, yes we will.

During another CNN interview, Sanders also claimed that Americans would be “delighted to pay more in taxes.

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

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