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  1. #1 Bernie Says Tax Hike on Lower, Middle Classes Will Pay For Medicare 
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    How do you pay — at least somewhat — for free health care for every single American without raising taxes on the middle class? You don’t, apparently.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was speaking at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Monday, and the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced how taxes will affect middle and lower class Americans should his Medicare for All plan be implemented.

    “What we will do — what we will do is have a four percent tax on income exempting the first $29,000," Sanders told his supporters. "All right, good. You — you’re better at arithmetic than I am. Because what that means is if you are that average family in the middle who makes $60,000 a year, that means we’re going to tax you on $31,000 at four percent.”
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    And bernie has smoked a lot of weed in his day
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    That sounds like some pretty shaky math.
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    Cool Bernie. Just keep running on that platform. President Trump thanks you for your support.
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    If their plans are so doable, then why do we need to be paying for it now?

    Also because the plan stiffs doctors, hospitals etc with low payments what will it be like when it is "free" for all?

    All those people know how to do is blow smoke up your ass.

    And according to warren it will cost less , so they can tax you more.
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    So I was curious who this tax would affect. Since one of the things Bernie is so hot for is a $15 minimum wage I based my calculations on that. All these numbers are before things like state, local and SSI deductions.

    $15 × 40 hours is $600 a week.
    $600 x 52 weeks = $31,200 a year.

    So everyone working full time would be affected by this tax. Once again the Democrats are lying that this would be a tax on just the middle class and above. An annual wage of $31,200 is not something I'd call a middle class wage.
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