Sanders to Raise Taxes on Middle Class for New Health Care

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    Jan 18, 2016 6:25 AM GMT
    NYT: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, under pressure from the Clinton campaign to explain how he would pay for his progressive policies, unveiled a universal healthcare plan on Sunday night that includes sweeping tax increases and a drastic tax hike for the wealthiest.

    Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, estimated that the tax increase that Mr. Sanders is proposing would be the largest since World War II, increasing taxes by approximately $450 billion per year.

    Mr. Williams suggested that the cost estimates for that the Sanders campaign is using will require more scrutiny and that employers are likely to pass on the new payroll tax to consumers or employees in other ways. The political feasibility of imposing such a vast overhaul is also a concern.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 18, 2016 7:16 AM GMT
    hmmm I'm pretty sure what he said was that there would be no more health insurance premiums saving tax payers about 5k a year, but that taxes would go up slightly .... So where did all this other dram come from icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Single-payer healthcare is a system in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all healthcare costs. The “single payer” part refers to funding, not delivery. A single payer fund can have a private healthcare delivery system, a public delivery system, or a mix of the two.
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    Jan 18, 2016 3:08 PM GMT
    NYT: The question for progressives — a question that is now central to the Democratic primary — is whether failings of Obamacare mean that they should re-litigate their own biggest political success in almost half a century, and try for something better.

    The answer, as you might guess, is that they shouldn’t, that they should seek incremental change on health care (Bring back the public option!) and focus their main efforts on other issues — that is, that Bernie Sanders is wrong about this and Hillary Clinton is right.
  • rnch

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    Jan 18, 2016 4:27 PM GMT
    This soured-by-RonnieR former Republican WILL vote for the Democratic POTUS candidate, be it he or she.