Although the sign in question was direct and to the point, there are those who've taken Sanders philosophy of “free-stuff” especially when it comes to healthcare, as a call to arms, however with little thought given to those simplistic yet profound words, “who will pay” for those freebies?

And if my chance you should have a brief conversation with one of the Bernie’s young followers, be prepared for a wide-eyed response of “huh” when discussing the basic economics of Bernie’s plan, in that his legion of young followers simply don’t have a clue.

In that although Sanders’ wild-eyed call for “single-payer” universal health care across the country has attracted many followers, the devil is in the details, as was the case back in 2011 in the state of Vermont (Bernie’s home state) when the state adopted the nation’s first European-style, single-payer health insurance, and within just 4-years was forced to abandon the Utopian dream.

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Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin’s financial report shocked residents: “Green Mountain Care” was bankrupting the state. Costs for the program would double the entire state budget.

To keep it afloat, massive tax increases would be necessary…so of course like good progressives they turned to the feds for a huge bailout

“The idea of single-payer, or a Medicare-for-all type program, has always been a cherished dream for many in the Democratic Party,” said Henry J. Aaron, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a liberal-leaning Washington think tank. “In truth, there had never been a hard, developed plan to implement such a dream. In Vermont, they finally developed a plan, and look what happened.”

Economics 101, “free’ isn't “free” someone always pays!

h/t: The Federalist Papers

 

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