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Sanders on Socialism: Americans Would Be Delighted to Pay Higher Taxes

"Yeah, but I uspect a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes..."

By NTK Staff | 06.13.2019 @12:34pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Americans would “be delighted to pay more in taxes,” which would be required to fund his socialist policy proposals, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday.

Cooper asked Sanders whether enough Americans actually understood what Democratic socialism looks like and what it would mean for them.

“Look, what we have to understand, for example, just for example, the United States is the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right. In many countries in Europe, Germany, for one, you go to college and the cost of college is zero. I think in Finland, they actually pay you to go to college,” Sanders said.

“In most countries around the world the level of income and wealth inequality, which in the United States today is worse than in any time since the 1920s with three families owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, and that level of income and wealth inequality is much less severe than it is right here in the United States.”

Cooper pointed out to Sanders that the citizens of these countries paid more in taxes than Americans.

“Yeah, but I suspect a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes, if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” Sanders said.

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