Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has finally released her socialist health care plan, which is an even more unaffordable, unrealistic version of the Left's "Medicare for All." The plan will cost American taxpayers $52 trillion, $20.5 trillion of which is new federal government spending. In other words, new taxes. Warren continues to claim her plan will not require new taxes on the middle class.
How is it paid for? Well, if you’re not in the top 1%, Wall Street, or a big corporation—congratulations, you don’t pay a penny more and you’re fully covered by #MedicareForAll.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 1, 2019
Republican Senator Ben Sasse has seen the plan and has issued a response.
“Hahaha. This make-believe math is bonkers," Sasse released in a statement.
Sounds about right.
Meanwhile, others have taken a look at the plan and have similar reactions.
literally laughable — an insane, insulting lie https://t.co/kAoYwo3STs— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 1, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for Medicare for All: expectations vs. reality pic.twitter.com/Ihfca8s7pV— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 1, 2019
Note: the $52 trillion price tag for Warren's health care plan is a ten-year number. That comes to an annual average cost of over $5 trillion, more than the *entire current federal budget*.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 1, 2019
But Warren's not proposing this for ten years. She's proposing it *forever*.
Do people realize how insane and ludicrously false that claim is?— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) November 1, 2019
The total federal government revenue from this budget year was under 3.5 Trillion. Even if the government did NOTHING else, we couldn’t afford Warren’s plan under the current tax structure w/o a large deficit. https://t.co/rSmxixQDdx
Warren making the argument that her $52 trillion Medicare-for-All plan will only mean those in the top 1%, Wall Street or big corporations will pay more.— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 1, 2019
The entire FY 2019 budget is $4.4 trillion. https://t.co/uLzYDyDDWL