Bernie Sanders thinks big government is the solution to everything. Now he wants the government to become the nation’s biggest employer by handing out jobs to any American who wants one. What could go wrong?
The Washington Post reports:
Bernie Sanders to announce plan to guarantee every American a job
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will announce a plan for the federal government to guarantee a job paying $15 an hour and health-care benefits to every American worker “who wants or needs one,” embracing the kind of large-scale government works project that Democrats have shied away from in recent decades.
Sanders’s jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, care giving, the environment, education and other goals. Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to do so, according to an early draft of the proposal.
A representative from Sanders’s office said they had not yet done a cost estimate for the plan or decided how it would be funded, saying they were still crafting the proposal.
Oh. They don’t know how they’re going to pay for it?
What a surprise!