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TAXATION NATION: New Study Shows Americans Spend More on Taxes than Food, Clothing, Health COMBINED

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.02.19

A new report shows average American citizens now spend more on federal and state taxes than they do on food, clothing, and healthcare combined.

“In 2018, according to Table R-1, American consumer units spent an average of $9,031.93 on federal income taxes; $5,023.73 on Social Security taxes (which the table calls ‘deductions’); $2,284.62 on state and local income taxes; $2,199.80 on property taxes; and $77.85 on what the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls ‘other taxes,’” reports CNS News.

All in, that totals to $18,716.93.

“At the same time the average American consumer unit was paying these taxes, it was spending $7,923.19 on food; $4,968.44 on health care; and $1,866.48 on ‘apparel and services,’” adds the website.

The total? $14,758.11.

The report comes as Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders confirmed his policies would raise taxes on every American 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.

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.

Read the full report here.

BERNIE: Free Healthcare and College for Illegal Immigrants, Must Legalize All ‘Undocumented’ People

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.16.19

Bernie Sanders unveiled new components of his key policy proposals on the campaign trail over the weekend; saying he “hopes” to give free healthcare and tuition-free college to “undocumented” people across the United States.

“Let me say something which has gotten me into trouble. I am a supporter of Medicare for All, and that means that everybody in the country has healthcare, including the undocumented,” Sanders told a crowd of supporters.

“When I say I want to make public colleges and universities tuition free, that also includes the undocumented. I hope as soon as possible the undocumented will not be undocumented, that’s the goal,” he added.

Sanders made similar promises of more “freebies” last week; baselessly asserting that new mothers will save $23,000 on childbirth under his universal healthcare scheme.

“Average cost of childbirth in the United States: $32,000
Average cost of childbirth with Medicare for All: $0,” posted Sanders on social media.

Sanders made national headlines last month after suggesting “population control” and “reproductive rights” in third world countries was necessary to combat climate change.

“Empowering women to curb population growth seems reasonable to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?” asked an audience member.

“The answer is yes. Women have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions… In poor countries around the world, where women do not want to have large numbers of babies, where they can have the opportunity to use birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very strongly support,” said Sanders.

BERNIECARE: Sanders Says Mothers Will Save $32,000 on Childbirth Under ‘Medicare for All’

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.10.19

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his universal healthcare proposal this week; saying American mothers will save $32,000 on childbirth under his ‘Medicare for All’ plan.

“Average cost of childbirth in the United States: $32,000
Average cost of childbirth with Medicare for All: $0,” posted Sanders on social media.

Sanders made national headlines last week after suggesting “population control” and “reproductive rights” in third world countries was necessary to combat climate change.

“Empowering women to curb population growth seems reasonable to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?” asked an audience member.

“The answer is yes. Women have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions… In poor countries around the world, where women do not want to have large numbers of babies, where they can have the opportunity to use birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very strongly support,” said Sanders.

Sanders comments come hours after he abruptly snapped at a crying baby in New Hampshire; demanding the child “keep it down” while discussing universal health care.

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