Bernie: Total price of my promises is unknown, but Medicare for All alone is $30 trillion
Anderson Cooper: “How do you know it’s gonna be paid for if you don’t know how much the price is?”
In his Nevada caucus victory speech, Bernie Sanders rattled off — before an ecstatic crowd of college-age supporters — a laundry list of promises: Free public higher education, cancellation of all student loan debt, universal free healthcare, universal “affordable” childcare, minimum $60k per year teacher salaries, and a nationwide $15 per hour minimum wage, among other things.
And not just for citizens, but for the “undocumented” as well.
The crowd cheered wildly.
Tonight 60 Minutes ran an interview with Bernie. You can watch the whole thing and read the transcript here.
Anderson Cooper asked Bernie how much all his promised programs would cost and how would he pay for them. The response wasn’t pretty.
Anderson Cooper: How much will that cost?
Bernie Sanders: Obviously, those are expensive propositions, but we have done our best on issue after issue– in paying for them.
Anderson Cooper: Do you know how all– how much though? I mean, do you have a price tag for– for all of this?
Bernie Sanders: We do. I mean, you know, and– and– the price tag is– it will be substantially less than letting the current system go. I think it’s about $30 trillion.
Anderson Cooper: That’s just for Medicare for All, you’re talking about?
Bernie Sanders: That’s just Medicare for All, yes.
Anderson Cooper: Do you have– a price tag for all of these things?
Bernie Sanders: No, I don’t. We try to– no, you mentioned making public colleges and universities tuition free and cancelling all student debt, that’s correct. That’s what I want to do. We pay for that through a modest tax on Wall Street speculation.
Anderson Cooper: But you say you don’t know what the total price is, but you know how it’s gonna be paid for. How do you know it’s gonna be paid for if you don’t know how much the price is?
Bernie Sanders: Well, I can’t– you know, I can’t rattle off to you ever nickel and every dime. But we have accounted for– you– you talked about Medicare for All. We have options out there that will pay for it.
“How much will that cost?” @andersoncooper asks Bernie Sanders how he’ll pay for the ambitious new government programs he’s proposed. https://t.co/JavrRt2h9k pic.twitter.com/tLLgYCMZsQ
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 24, 2020
Now you know why establishment Democrats are scared to death of Bernie being the nominee.
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Bernie on 60 minutes last night, complaining about nickels and dimes. Hey Bernie we’ll let you round up to the nearest $1 millions dollars.
Communist, pure and simple.
If you really want to get a glimpse into this evil old man’s soul, turn the sound off when you see him talk. Do you detect any warmth? A playful glint in his eye? Does he ever crack even a hint of a smile? No on all. This is a humorless old man who is fooling lots of people because of his age and frailty.
Imagine a 20-30 year-old man (or pick a favorite gender) talking like he does while saying the same things. Would theyt be more charming? No. I see nothing but a soulless, angry dictator. An answer for every problem but no solutions. Somehow we end up with utopia. A miracle of getting what we want because we want it.
I agree on Bernie but the same crowd loves a certain Swedish 17 year old who has the exact same demeanor.
Anger is in on the left no matter what the age or how idiotic the pronouncements are.
To heck with the “establishment Democrats [being]scared to death…” I am, too. Not about Sanders winning the election; I think that’s a bridge too far, right now. No, what terrifies me are the number of young people who think Bernie is great, and who have absolutely NO IDEA what implementing his lunacy would do to our economy and our way of life. We let the Left take over education and, guess what? They have the groundwork in place to win the long game.
The thing that really fries me on this “Medicare For All” (a single payer insurance program) is the sympathetic conflation with giving millions of people health care who are otherwise dying in the streets. Is there any sick person in the country who walks into an ER and is thrown out?
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