There are no free lunches in life. Every product or service in this world comes with a cost. No matter how much something is promoted as free, if one person isn’t paying the bill, then someone else is, even if it’s happening behind the scenes.
Over the course of the 2020 presidential election, Democrat candidates have repeatedly sought to entice American voters by promising various freebies…free healthcare, free college, absolution from debt, free housing, and much more. Whenever Democrats are directly asked about how all this “free” stuff will be funded, they typically avoid admitting what most people already know; the American taxpayers are the ones who will end up footing the bill.
Last night, 2020 Democrat Bernie Sanders appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and discussed his Medicare-for-All plan. When Colbert asked Sanders about how his healthcare plan will be funded, Sanders admitted that Americans who earn more than $29,000 will be forced to pay higher taxes, as reported by Breitbart News.
The Inevitable Reality about Medicare-for-All
Prior to answering the question about higher taxes coming along with Medicare-for-All, Sanders attempted to dance around the issue by discussing what he views as the benefits. The self-proclaimed socialist parroted his usually talking points about no one having to deal with premiums, co-payments, medical-related bankruptcies, or other “out-of-pocket” expenses.
Finally, when he finished the played out sales pitch, Sanders admitted that Medicare-for-All is not free:
“Is health care free? No, it is not. So what we do is exempt the first $29,000 of a person’s income. You make less than $29,000, you pay nothing in taxes.”
What Government Gives, Government Can Also Take Away
Another key talking point which Democrats use to promote Medicare-for-All is the claim that “greedy corporations” shouldn’t have control over people’s healthcare. What they won’t tell you is that neither should the almighty government.
One of the many problems with the Democrat Party is their belief that bringing government into a problem will create the solution. This logic is faulty and what government gives, it can also take away. Still, the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrens of the political world will continue top support programs which promote big government because it’s good for them politically.
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