Bernie Sanders Thinks You’d Be Happy To Pay More Taxes
CNN’s Anderson Cooper made the remark that taxes that do have government-run health care plans, “In most of the countries around the world the level of income and wealth inequality, which in the United States today is worse than at any time since the 1920s with three families owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, that level of income and wealth inequality is much less severe than it is right here in the United States.”
“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. 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. 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.”
You can watch the interview below:
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
I don’t know about you, but I think our taxes are high enough as is. The problem is with government spending. They already have enough money, they just don’t know how to spend it wisely.