How delusional do you have to be to actually think something like this?
Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a CNN interview insisted that “a lot of people” would be enthusiastic to pay higher taxes they were getting government-run health care in return.
“But as you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper stated.
“Yeah, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” Sanders replied. “I live 50 miles away from the Canadian border. You go to the doctor any time you want. You don’t take out your wallet. You have heart surgery, you have a heart transplant and you come out of the hospital and it costs you nothing.”
“Your kids in many countries around the world can go to the public colleges and universities tuition-free, wages in many cases are higher,” Sanders added. “So there is a tradeoff, but at the end of the day, I think, that most people will believe they will be better off when their kids have educational opportunities without out of pocket expenses and when they have health care as a human right and they have affordable housing, when they have decent retirement security, I think most Americans will understand that is a good deal.”
Bernie Sanders on paying for socialism: “People in this country would be delighted to pay more in taxes.” pic.twitter.com/A3FMpdGJ0U
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 13, 2019