Bernie Sanders says he isn’t good at math. Which isn’t surprising to anyone who has listened to Bernie Sanders attempt to explain things with math (see Bernie Sanders Gets Put on Blast Over His Tax Hypocrisy and Bernie Sanders Deflects When Asked Why Socialism Failed in Venezuela). But simple math shows that, to get the socialist utopia Bernie desperately desires for everyone else but himself, only taxing billionaires and millionaires — and $250k a yearaires — won’t cut it. Enter Rep. Dan Crenshaw, aka the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
He has a challenge for Sanders: tell the truth for a change.
That math explains why you think we can pay for Medicare for all and a Green New Deal by just “taxing the 1%.”
All countries with these massive entitlements tax the middle class far more than we do.
Be honest with the 99% and tell them you want to raise their taxes. https://t.co/rzvd58Zm5P
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) April 28, 2019
That’s the scam. Lie to voters, tell them they won’t have to sacrifice. Then after the law is passed, force them to sacrifice anyway. Maybe not by raising taxes, but by raising “fees” or surcharges. If the tax hike isn’t put directly on the people, tax things people enjoy, like dining out, so that they’re paying more anyway. California is already eyeing that plan.
So be honest, Democrats. Let the middle class know the Green New Deal and Medicare for All is going to raise THEIR TAXES immensely. If the people see value in the programs, they’ll vote for you.
Hence Democrats lie about them.