UPDATE: Warren has responded:
"If Joe Biden doesn't like that, I'm just not sure where he's going."— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2019
WATCH: Sen. Elizabeth Warren responds to Joe Biden calling her Medicare for All plan "mathematical gymnastics" and impossible to pay for without middle class tax increases. pic.twitter.com/d3PbJF8Oj2
The Biden campaign is slamming Elizabeth Warren's socialist, government takeover of health care Friday morning and accusing her of lying about who is going to pay for it.
"The mathematical gymnastics in this plan are all geared towards hiding a simple truth from voters: it’s impossible to pay for Medicare for All without middle class tax increases. For months, Elizabeth Warren has refused to say if her health care plan would raise taxes on the middle class, and now we know why: because it does. Sen. Warren would place a new tax of nearly $9 trillion that will fall on American workers," the Biden campaign released in a statement.
Unlike Bernie Sanders, who admits the taxes of every American will increase with a government takeover of health care, Warren refuses to acknowledge the cost burden that will bear down on the middle class.
In the meantime, Warren's allies on the Left and in the media are praising her plan and repeating her lies.
with actual clapping pic.twitter.com/e8DJm5x6zX— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) November 1, 2019
It is a window into how Warren operates that, even after a lot of DC pundits and corporate-funded thinktanks caused several other Democratic presidential candidates to abandon Medicare for All, she stuck by it and put out a smart plan showing how it can be done.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 1, 2019
You'll want to check this out -- not a penny of new taxes on the middle class, and at the same time, more money for families who won't be paying premiums and deductibles. https://t.co/3QCuPTL0xa— Ganesh Sitaraman (@GaneshSitaraman) November 1, 2019
I've said this for a long time, but the advantage Warren's plans actually give her is they're the structure in which she the works through the issue herself, and that gives her the knowledge base to outargue the other candidates, convincingly answer voter questions, etc.— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 1, 2019