‘It is curious that few Americans wonder why Republicans are pouring no small amount of super PAC money into ads attacking Hillary Clinton using rhetoric lifted directly from the Sander’s campaign’.
‘They want an election pitting a Republican, almost any Republican, against a candidate pledging to raise taxes substantially on everyone’.
‘False charms of Sanders’ single-payer'(2)
‘One cannot comprehend how nearly half of the population living in poverty and barely making it and then saddled with a 20 percent tax bill will embrace being poorer to have basic healthcare when they will be unable to eat or pay rent’
‘Americans are not interested in paying significantly higher income taxes to have ‘government-provided’ healthcare’.
‘National health insurance, or single payer, is a dream for many Americans, but if they actually comprehended what it will cost them, and the rest of the taxpayers, they may pause and reconsider’.
‘For example, Britain has a relatively well-regarded universal healthcare system that every citizen pays for through national income tax’.
‘The tax rate for income tax and National Health Insurance in the United Kingdom (England) in 2015-16 for all citizens earning between zero and £31,785, considered basic-rate (flat rate) taxpayers, is a whopping 20 percent of their entire income’.
‘It is a full 15 percent more than America’s middle class tax rate’.
‘And would entail a 20 percent tax hike for 45 percent of Americans who pay nothing now’.
Of course that’s assuming you wanted to actually have the program fully funded.
‘The Fiscal Times: Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan Would Add Up To $14 Trillion To The Debt'(3)
‘CNN Money: Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Pay For Health Care Falls Short By Trillions, Says One Analysis’(3)
‘Bernie Sanders: ‘We Will Raise Taxes. Yes, We Will’(4)
‘For a comparison, and one reason why many Democrats are reticent to go all-in to support enactment of single-payer in America’,
‘In 2015, 45 percent of Americans with earned income paid zero income tax’.
‘One cannot comprehend how nearly half of the population living in poverty and barely making it and then saddled with a 20 percent tax bill will embrace being poorer to have basic healthcare when they will be unable to eat or pay rent’.
‘What is even more laughable is imagining a Democrat, any Democrat, submitting a bill in any House or Senate committee to raise taxes on the poor by 20 percent, raise middle class taxes by 35 percent, and saddle the wealthy elite with a 20 percent tax hike’.
‘Democrats Reject Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Raise Taxes’(5)
‘Now imagine the Republican majority House laughing like banshees at whichever Democrat proposes epic tax hikes on all Americans; especially when Republicans pledge to cut taxes as is their base’s demand’.(1)
(1) : http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/10/why-americans-cant-have-universal-healthcare-like-europeans.html
(2) : http://www.sunjournal.com/news/columns-analysis/2016/02/10/false-charms-sanders-single-payer/1866852