Failing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shocked television viewers across the country Thursday night, telling comedian Stephen Colbert he plans on raising taxes for everyone earning more than $29,000.
“Is healthcare free? No, it is not. What you do is exempt the first $29,000 from a person’s income. If you make less than $29,000 you pay nothing in taxes. Above that, in a progressive way, with the wealthiest people in this country paying the largest percentage,” said Sanders.
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— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 27, 2019
Sanders called for even more entitlement programs earlier this month, demanding a new ‘Housing for All’ plan to match his universal healthcare scheme.
“In the richest country in the history of the world, every American must have a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home as a fundamental right,” writes Sanders. “For more than 40 years, we have had an affordable housing crisis in America that has only gotten worse. In America today, over 18 million families are paying more than 50 percent of their income on housing, while last year alone the five largest banks on Wall Street made a record-breaking $111 billion in profits.”
“If we are serious about addressing the affordable housing crisis, we need to build millions of apartments and homes throughout the country that will remain affordable in perpetuity to prevent displacement and serve future generations. And when we do that, we will create millions of good-paying jobs in the process,” adds Bernie.
The new proposal calls for $1.48 trillion to “build, rehabilitate, and preserve” affordable housing across the United States.
It calls for an additional $400 billion to construct 2 million new “units” and $500 million for “development in rural areas.”
Read Sanders’ full plan here.