Rep. Dan Crenshaw slammed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday for “buying off” young voters with “impossible” federal spending levels; saying his generation “knows better” than to believe false socialist promises.
“Maybe because my generation realizes Sanders’ policies are a false promise backed by impossible federal spending levels… Can’t buy off young people with ‘free’ everything. We know better,” posted Crenshaw on social media.
Maybe because my generation realizes Sanders’ policies are a false promise backed by impossible federal spending levels… 🤔
Can’t buy off young people with “free” everything. We know better. https://t.co/b423mxLUWf
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 14, 2019
Crenshaw’s comments were referencing new polling that shows Sanders’ support among millennial voters plunging in recent weeks.
The self-described Democratic socialist has proposed a series of new programs on the campaign trail including debt forgiveness, Medicare for All, tuition-free college, universal child care, a federal jobs program, the ‘Green New Deal’, and more.
Leading economists place the price-tag for Sanders’ policies at more than $20,000 per US taxpayer.
“Maya MacGuineas, the president of independent and bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, warned on ‘Fox and Friends’ Tuesday morning that Bernie Sanders’ proposed policies could cost $20,000 per taxpayer,” reports Fox News.
“I don’t know whether they plan to finance all of that or add that to the very large national debt, but the costs are certainly high. I know trillion is kind of hard to get your arms around. But when you bring it down per taxpayer, we are talking more than $20,000 increase in taxes,” said the group’s leader.
“If you look at healthcare, free tuition, family leave, child care – those proposals will all have a price tag of over $20,000 per taxpayer,” MacGuineas added.
Sanders refused to accept the study that showed his “Medicare for all” program would cost US taxpayers over $32 trillion; releasing a video that claims universal healthcare would actually save $2 trillion over ten years.