Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is a few sandwiches short of a picnic! The man thinks that Americans want to pay more in taxes....no sir.
Any level headed American with half a brain will tell you that taxation is theft. Despite what Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say, we do not want the United States to turn into a socialist third world country like Venezuela.
Sanders appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper, in which he told cooper that "a lot of people" would be delighted to pay more taxes in order to have a universal, government-run healthcare system. Since when has the government been able to run anything smoothly and without corruption? No thanks!
"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," Cooper inquired.
"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."
Sanders concluded, "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