Not enough wealthy to pay for Sanders' plans

 
Updated 2/26/2020 4:24 PM

I watched Bernie Sanders on 60 Minutes Sunday night. With every idea that he has, whether it's health care for all, free college for all or forgiveness of all student debt, Anderson Cooper asked him how is he going to pay for all of those social programs. His answer every time was he is going to tax all the billionaires in the country.

Well, I don't know if Bernie realizes that there are only 621 Billionaires in the United States. So that would mean that he has to go after all the millionaires, of which there are 18.8 million in the U.S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Well, I don't think that's enough to pay for his $50 trillion in 10 years for all those social programs with a sprinkle of the Green New Deal. So I'm guessing he is going to get the rest from anyone who has a job.

So, that means the middle class and up will be paying for all these social programs. Anyone who has worked hard and saved some money for retirement is on his radar.

If you worked for 45 years and have a million dollars in your 401(k), he thinks you need to distribute this money for people who don't work.

This man does not have a chance to win in November and his own party is figuring a way to move him out before the convention. The only people that want him are people who think they are getting things for free. Ask Venezuela how socialism works.

Steven Buechel

Gurnee

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