Radical Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his demands for expanding the welfare state Thursday; telling reporters that 90 million Americans are either “uninsured” or “underinsured.”
“It is totally unacceptable that we are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee healthcare to every man, woman and child as a human right. The result of that is we’ve got 90 million people today who are uninsured or underinsured,” said Sanders.
Sanders comments come as Joe Biden struggles to handle a series of economic crises that are sending costs higher for working Americans.
Biden’s approval ratings continue to plunge as the White House veers from crisis to crisis, with just 43% giving the Commander-in-Chief the thumbs-up according to an average compiled by Real Clear Politics.
The latest figures are:
- RCP Average 10/1 – 10/10– 43.0-52.5 -9.5
- Rasmussen Reports 10/6 – 10/10 41-58. -17
- Reuters/Ipsos 10/6 – 10/7. 48-47. +1
- Trafalgar Group (R) 10/4 – 10/6108. 40-56. -16
- Economist/YouGov 10/3 – 10/5 44-49. -5
- Politico/Morning Consult 10/2 – 10/4 45-52. -7
- Quinnipiac 10/1 – 10/4 40-53. -13
The data comes days after a Quinnipiac survey found just 38% back Mr. Biden.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
BERNIE’S BIG BILL: Experts Warn Sanders’ New Proposals to Cost $20,000 PER TAXPAYER
Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders’ new proposals will likely cost upwards of $20,000 per American taxpayer, according to a nonpartisan group focused on the US budget and deficit.
“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.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BERNIE’S ADMISSION: Sanders Says Anyone Earning More than $29,000 Will Pay More in Taxes
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.
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.