Does Bernie Sanders want to lose? During the second Democrat debate on Thursday night, he admitted that he would raise taxes on the middle class.
CNS News reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders Admits He Will Raise Taxes on Middle Class to Pay for Universal Health Care
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) admitted Thursday that he will raise taxes on the middle class to pay for universal health care.
Sanders received the first question of the night in the second Democratic presidential debate in Miami, Fla.
“You’ve called for big new government benefits like universal health care and free college. In a recent interview, you said you suspected that Americans would be ‘delighted’ to pay more taxes for things like that.
My question to you is will taxes go up for the middle class in a Sanders administration, and if so, how do you sell that to voters?” NBC’s “Today Show” host Savannah Guthrie asked.
“You’re quite right. We have a new vision for America, and at a time when we have three people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, while 500,000 people are sleeping out on the streets today, we think it is time for change – real change – and by that I mean that health care in my view is a human right, and we have got to pass a Medicare for all single payer system,” Sanders said.
See the video below:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2019
People reacted on Twitter:
QUESTION: "Will taxes go up on the middle class?"@BernieSanders: "Yes, they will pay more in taxes…"
<sarcasm>Great campaign strategy!</sarcasm>#DemDebate
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) June 28, 2019
Bernie Sanders boasted that middle class Americans are going to have to pay more in taxes if his socialist policies are enacted.
The contrast could not be clearer – @realDonaldTrump cut taxes for the middle class, and Democrats want to tax middle class Americans into oblivion.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 28, 2019
Walter Mondale said he would raise taxes and went on to lose 49 states. Bernie Sanders is going to try this same strategy in 2020.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) June 28, 2019
Bernie Sanders says he will give you everything for free…
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) June 28, 2019
How did Bernie thing this was a winning strategy?