MATH: The Exact Price Tag of All Bernie Sanders Proposed "Free" Stuff...
Ahh, Bernie Sanders. You unabashed, unashamed communist, you. You believer in an all-things to all-men at all-times socialist utopia. You totally anti-American, you. Yooooou....
Yeah, that's right. ANTI-AMERICAN.
But his plans sound so good! Really?
Let's talk about his plans... and how much they're actually going to cost you, shall we?
Do I need to repeat that?
$18 *$@&^# TRILLION.
Yep, the Wall Street Journal ran the numbers. At the end of fiscal year 2015, the US is expected to have a total debt of about $18.6 trillion. (Here's a really scary debt clock for you brave, non-socialists out there.) Bernie Sanders' grand plan proposes spending as much MORE money as we already have in debt, because hey... Why not?! Here's an idea, Bernie, if you've got a way to come up with $18 trillion - maybe we should start with paying off that credit card to the bank of China before we go spending the rest of our children's futures away?
Best part of all though, is where Sanders intends to get this $18 trillion from... and what he plans to spend it on. You ready?
Read my lips, LOTSA NEW TAXES!!!
Sander's plan focuses large sums of new tax dollars on rebuilding roads and bridges, expanding Social Security, and, *drumroll please* making tuition free at public colleges! I mean, public schools are doing so well, let's expand government funding and send *gasp* common core curriculum to our institutions of higher learning, as well!
But wait! There's more!
Bernie Sanders plans to take the bulk - $15 trillion worth of bulk - of these new tax dollars and use them for a government-run health-care program that covers every American. That's right, his proposal for said “single-payer” health plan would be funded in part through a new payroll tax on employers and workers. You wanted to take home less of what you earn anyway, right? Oh, and by the way, Sanders' plan also means that employers would no longer have to pay for or arrange their workers’ insurance. But don't worry, you'll just be seeing a government doctor on your neighbor's dime. Just hope those death panels don't deem you unworthy. Also, here's a picture.
Yeah, communism! Free health care for everybody (that provides subpar service and actually costs us $15 trillion, but you know)!
I know, I know. Some of you are saying, it works in Canada, so stop being such a right-wing nut job. Did I mention I was raised in Canada. Ooooh, skunked again!
Luckily, I've put together this handy video to help you understand how socialized health care actually works in Canada. Enjoy.
Don't forget to tell your friends. A vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for communism. But hey, what's the difference. You want free crap you haven't earned... I want freedom.