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Green New Deal, Free Healthcare: Taxing Rich Won’t Cover Progressive Ideas

Whenever Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or any of the other progressive Democrats in the spotlight these days floats one of their mega-expensive, bloated programs meant to turn the United States into a socialist utopia, they always follow up by promising that middle class taxpayers won’t get stuck with the bill. No, no, these schemes – The Green New Deal, universal healthcare, free college, etc. – will either be paid for by tax hikes on the so-called 1% or they will pay for themselves in such a way that any tax hikes you and your family DO incur will be balanced out by what you save in other areas.

Unfortunately, the realities of economics say that this isn’t so.

In a new report, David Burton of the Heritage Foundation goes through the trouble of putting the claims of Warren and Sanders to the test. He runs the numbers, in other words. He found that it would be “arithmetically impossible” for these politicians to pay for these exorbitantly expensive programs by only raising taxes on those who make more than $200,000 a year. To come to this conclusion, Burton took three of the most popular progressive policies – the GND, Medicare-for-all, and government-funded college tuition – and came up with a total price tag of $48 to $92 trillion over a ten-year period.

What he found was that even if the federal government took every dime Americans made over $200,000 (and every dime of profit from every corporation in the country), it would raise approximately $34.6 trillion.

“Even using lower cost estimates, confiscating every dollar earned by every taxpayer with incomes of $200,000 or more would only pay for about half of the progressive agenda,” Burton noted in his report. “And that figure is based on the false assumption that people would continue to work, save, and invest when subject to a 100 percent flat tax. The reality is that progressive promises can only be funded by increasing taxes on the middle class from three to 10 times their current level or, for a limited time, by dramatic and unsustainable increases in federal borrowing.”

The fact is, Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and any other Democrat running on a class-warfare type of platform, is playing the American people for suckers. By fudging the numbers and making frequent scornful remarks about the “millionaires and billionaires” who are supposedly flying around on their private jets while the rest of us struggle to put food on the table, they create a sense of “us vs. them” that is supposed to shield the truth: That they are lying through their teeth. The middle class and the working class WILL see enormous tax hikes if these Democrats ever get their way.

And once those socialist programs are in place, it will take a miracle to ever get rid of them.

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  1. Imbeciles should not prevail and I can’t imagine they will. The left is a big clown car. Never have so many nimrods been assembled for the purpose of going absolutely nowhere. Must be politicians? Oh, yeah, they are. Morons to the last man or woman.

  2. The only people that believe this crap of free, healthcare for all, free college, free relief from college debt, everything free, are the gullible liberal commie democrats, yes they are that stupid. There is nothing free. What the Democrats are going to do is redistribute your income on what you pay in taxes to provide for the have nots. The only way democrats know how to win, they have to buy their votes, by dangling money in front of people’s faces for monetary gain. If you were complaining about not receiving enough out of Trump’s tax cut’s wait you will complain even more, when every tax you can think of and some added new ones, will be raised to pay for all this free stuff. so be prepared if the liberal commie democrats seize the government, you could be feasibly paying $6.50 for a gallon of gas, don’t think so, go check out Socialist Europe. Don’t be surprised if their is a national sales tax, and the states follow through and raise their state taxes. In Europe all goods and services get taxed. Take your dog to the vet, go see a lawyer, you will be paying a tax on the bill. Law abiding gun owner’s will pay an increased Fed tax on firearms if they don’t confiscate them first. Bernie wants America to run patented after Socialist Europe, with government control like Communist China.

  3. IF the liberal left is going to TAX the rich, are they also going to pay their own FAIR share of taxes, since most like Warren, Sanders, Pelosi, Como, Schumer et al., are also filthy rich.

    When these and other good little Democrats start paying their TAXES – lead by example then maybe I will consider listening to their BS. Hey Al Sharpton – have you paid up all of your BACK taxes that you’ve owed for many past years????

  4. When in the corporate world or the military etc, there is a hiarchy. A protocal of business or military ladder climbing, if you will. One must go thru the gambit of military or corporate establishment to gain experience and knowledge of the inner and corporate, and/or military establishment. There are a number of people in each rank or step on each ladder and when you get all the experience together to “SOLVE” any number of given problems, well, they do, or should get solved by the amount of experience! POINT being here is: we have congressmen and senators and legislators etc that have MUCH experience! The experience provided by their peers and by their predecessors and History that should show, what will and what will “NOT” work! I wonder why, after well over 200 hundred years, and actually over 300 hundred years w/the Cotinental congress etc, “WHY” can not these people who call themselves “servants”, why can’t they solve any of the problems this nation faces? Well, when a man or woman can not “SEE” the differance between right and wrong, betwwen good and evil, between a man and a woman, between debt and freedom of debt and from service to bondage, or from the Unborn Childs rights vs’s the woman rights, etc etc then that right there, is what makes men and women today, LOOSE any “COMMON or SPIRITUL” sense! LIGHT REJECTED becomes “LIGHTENING” and TRUTH rejected becomes DEATH! That death will be the death of this once great nation! “The “FOOL” hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Psalms 14:1 and 53:1 KJV THIS is: the bottom line, and this nations downfall! The vultures are circling!!

  5. A nation, once acknowledging Jesus Christ, as GOD Almighty, and since 1962-3, 1970-73 (see Abingdon v. Schempp/Engke v. Vitale/Stone v. Graham/Roe v. Wade- Supreme Court cases) has NOT, and has decided in our wealth , we no longer NEED (Phil 4:19 KJV) Jesus Christ in schools and or the walls and halls of Justice and we can NO longer see the 10 Commandments on the same walls etc is NOTa nation that can ever be great again, but is: “A Nation gone under!” A nation which will not remember where it came from is bound to repeat it’s mistakes and return to where it came from! A nation that will not remember that Jesus Christ is the only one who can or will lift up any nation, Deut 32:39-42, is bound to be destroyed! This nation is soon to have a VERY Rude awakening! 1 Peter 3:18 KJV

  6. Now Jay, don’t you know that Dims don’t have to pay back taxes, or any taxes. We are just supposed to be so grateful that they have our “best interest” at heart that we blindly throw all our money at them to spend however they see fit.

  7. It is a constant that no tariffs against Chinese manufactured goods is not going to prevent the Chinese Communist bureaucrats who own most of the industry of the nation from utilizing unscrupulous trade practices, so apply extreme taxation to United States businesses who refuse to employ the Common Good of the United States if that means in essence all the wealthy United States citizens then so be it they are evil and deserve to be severely punished.

  8. Many economists are declaring Trump is leading us into a recession with his trade war with China, another good reason to force our wealthy to either employ United States citizens or suffer financially.

  9. It’s not just taxing the rich, medicare for all including illegals, free college, alleviation of the college debt, reparations. If anyone deserves reparations, it’s the native American Indian. The liberal commie democrats will raise the taxes and added new ones on every working American to pay for all this supposedly free stuff. They want America patented after Socialist Europe with an American Government run like Communist China. Go check out Socialist Europe, to see how the citizens are being taxed to death, they can’t even save any money. Go check out how much a gallon of gas costs. In a socialist system, your told by the government when you can see the Doctor, and the government will also tell you when you go to the Hospital. If your being treated for lets day cancer, and Bolshevik Bernie decides it’s too costly to prolong your life, guess what you don’t get treated. Now you don’t thin Bolshevik Sanders or any other politician is going to be told when to go to the Doctor, that’s only for us common people. Even under socialism/Communism, Nothing will change except the liberties and freedoms of the people. America will still have it’s elitists and corrupt politicians, and the American worker will be just as poor whether under Capitalism or Socialism, while paying for the politicians to live high on the hog.

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