Middle class would pay for Progressive's "new deal"

To the editor:

Saikat Chakrabarti, who helped write the Green New Deal, made an unexpected disclosure about the deal to the Washington Post. "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate change thing at all...[We] really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire economy thing," Chakrabarti said.

In other words, change a competitive free market economy.  These Progressive Democratic Socialists lied to us from the beginning.

These people can't help but lie about a Socialist economy. These Progressive Democratic Socialists lied to us from the beginning. They know they can't tell us what they want to do because they know we will reject their plans outright. They know the heart of the American people. They know that their plans won't fly.

Other than Senator Bernie Sanders, the other Progressive Democratic Socialists lie to you about who is going to pay for Medicare for all. They say that the rich are going to pay for it. Senator Sanders told us the middle class is also going to have to pay for it.

The plan would cost $18.8 billion a year. Free college would cost $8 billion. Up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for new parents and for people with serious health conditions would cost another $27 billion. A guaranteed job for all Americans would cost $68 billion. They have other plans as well.

Taxing the rich is not enough. America would need to match, or even surpass, Europe’s enormous tax burden on the middle class. There is no evidence that American voters will accept this level of taxation. 

Moreover, this level of spending and taxation would destroy the economy. "What would be the effects of such an unprecedented spending binge? Federal spending, which typically ranges between  18 and 22 percent of GDP, would immediately soar past 40 percent of GDP on its way to nearly 50 percent within three decades," says Vox’s Brian Riedl.

There is only one way to avoid this scenario and that is to eliminate the Progressives at the ballot box in the 2020 elections. You can also ask God to bless conservative and moderate candidates to help to defeat them. 

—Michael Lewinski

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