New York Post
Bernie doesn’t add up
He can’t pay for all of this with his good looks alone.
Bernie Sanders, whom I declared the winner of last week’s debate of contenders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, wants to bestow a bundle of goodies on poor and middleclass Americans if he’s elected president: free health care and free tuition to public colleges and universities. Several readers emailed me saying that this would be crushingly expensive to taxpayers. The Wall Street Journal estimated that Bernie’s bounty would cost $18 trillion! fa
Rubbish, said Bernie. He’s vowed to fleece rich folks and large corporations with higher taxes, while the average American would be off the hook. But Bernie has yet to determine the income level at which he considers one a member of the 1 percent. I suspect that once the bills came due, he’d dig deeply into the taxpayer pool.
Beware of democratic socialists who crave playing Robin Hood with our money.