Bernie Sanders said that “nobody knows” how much Medicare for All will cost and that he has no intentions of telling the American people, during a CBS Evening News interview on Friday
Norah O’Donnell: “Your agenda has promised free health care for everybody free college tuition and to pay off people’s college loans. The price tag for that is estimated to be $60 trillion over 10 years, correct?”
Bernie Sanders: “Well, look We have political opponents”
O’Donnell: “You don’t know how much your plan costs?”
Sanders: “You don’t know. Nobody knows, this is impossible.“
O’Donnell: “You’re going to propose a plan to the American people and you’re not going to tell them how much it costs?
Sanders: “Of course I will. Do you know exactly what health care costs will be one minute in the next 10 years if we do nothing? It will be a lot more expensive than a Medicare for all single payer system.”
The Sanders government takeover of everything from healthcare to college has one reoccurring theme: Substantial tax increases on all Americans.
During an interview with Steven Colbert in September, Sanders said that he would tax all income over $29,000 “in a progressive way.”
“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.”
On Dec. 16, Sanders told a crowd that “of course” Medicare for All is going to cost Americans something.
“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.”
Joe Biden has consistantly hit Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for their unwaivering support of the plan, saying that “it’s totally unrealistic and can’t be done.”
If you want to stay up-to-date on their threats to raise taxes, visitwww.atr.org/HighTaxDems.