If we learned anything from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, it’s that the candidates have no issues with spending money America doesn’t have.
“The race last night was to see who’s going to give away the most free stuff,” Sean noted on Wednesday’s radio show. “The only problem is nothing is ever free.”
So just how "not free" are Democratic proposals?
By far the biggest spender last night was Bernie Sander. The Vermont Senator’s proposals, according to the Wall Street Journal, would cost the American taxpayer upwards of $18 Trillion over 10 years
Here’s how Bernie’s agenda breaks down:
Medicare For All: $15 Trillion
Increased Social Security Benefits: $1.2 Trillion
Infrastructure Spending: $1 Trillion
“College For Everyone” Proposal: $750 Billion
Paid family and Medical Leave Fund: $319 Billion
Private Pension Funds Proposal: $29 Billion
Youth Jobs Initiative: $5.5 Billion
Total Estimated Cost of the Sanders Agenda: $18 Trillion
Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton has also proposed hundreds of billions in new spending. Her plan to make college more affordable, for example, will cost taxpayers an estimated $350 Billion dollars over the course of 10 years.
Of course, Democrats will promise that “the wealthy” will pay for their proposals. However, analysis shows that taxing the top 10% of households would not even close the existing budget gap.
Who’s going to cover the shortfall? Democrats didn't mention that.