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Bernie Evades Revealing Real Cost of His Socialist Agenda

"You don't know. Nobody knows," Sanders says. "This is impossible to predict."

Nate Jackson · Jan. 27, 2020

Socialist called on the carpet for expensive agenda, film at 11. “Your agenda has promised free healthcare for everybody, free college tuition, and to pay off peoples’ college loans,” CBS’s Norah O'Donnell told Bernie Sanders. “The price tag for that is estimated to be $60 trillion over 10 years. Is that correct?”

After Sanders began a non-answer, O'Donnell broke in, “You don’t know how much your plan costs?”

“You don’t know. Nobody knows,” Sanders admitted. “This is impossible to predict.”

O'Donnell responded with appropriate incredulity, “You’re going to propose a plan to the American people and you’re not going to tell them how much it costs?”

That’s socialism in a nutshell. Oh, there might be some numbers out there, but the negative reaction against those numbers has left Bernie increasingly unwilling to offer estimates. This isn’t the first time he’s refused to discuss a price tag.

That price tag? Try at least $32 trillion for Medicare for All or $16 trillion for Bernie’s version of the $93 trillion Green New Deal. The $60 trillion O'Donnell references is CNN’s analysis of the Sanders agenda, though it also isn’t comprehensive or accurate.

No matter what Democrat wins the nomination, his or her agenda will dwarf Barack Obama’s spendthrift “stimulus” and ObamaCare. Every Democrat candidate wants to “pay for” this income redistribution by raising taxes. They claim it will be only on the wealthy — the billionaires Sanders says shouldn’t even exist — but those tax increases will hit everyone. Regardless, even if raising taxes brought in the vast revenue Democrats claim, it wouldn’t pay for what the government spends now, let alone new or expanded programs.

And that’s why we can all expect the Leftmedia to forget all about asking these questions of the eventual Democrat nominee.

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