Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made headlines several times over the past week as more and more people question how the country could ever afford his plan. On Friday, Bill Maher pushed and prodded a flummoxed Sanders over the untenable costs of his platform. Now, liberal media darling, George Stephanopoulos has finally gotten Sanders to say the truth: he plans on raising everyone’s taxes.


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The Vermont senator appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos where he pressed on the what his plan would actually costs Americans. After some back and forth Bernie admits he will be raising everyone’s taxes– not just the rich, as many of his supporters believe.

“I think if you’re looking about guaranteeing paid family and medical leave, which virtually every other major country has… that will require a small increase in the payroll tax,” Sanders said.

“That’s going to hit everybody,” the host remarked.

“That would– yeah, that would,” Bernie acknowledges.

Of course, when you’re calling for $18 trillion in new spending (around $2 trillion more than the nation’s entire GDP), you are going to get inventive with how to pay for it. Bernie will raise taxes on everyone and that’s just the kicker. If Sanders were to become president, he would severely devalue our dollar to enable spending, the results of which would be inflation and a higher cost of living for everybody.

Bernie! You’re supposed to promise them free things– now you’ve spilled the beans that people will have to pay for these things. Think of how disillusioned you supporters will be when they find out you want to tax them more…

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Keith Farrell

Keith Farrell is the Editor-in-Chief of The Libertarian Republic, a professional political commentator, journalist, and forthcoming author. He has been published internationally, including many popular right wing sites. As a researcher, Keith has worked with Steve Forbes on his latest book, and contributed educational funding research to The Yankee Institute of Public Policy. Keith is also founder of Spirits of '76, a non profit organization which has clothed and fed thousands of people in need in CT and RI.

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