The senator says some of his colleagues must’ve skipped 8th grade math.
Medicare for All is completely unaffordable and the idea will get Pres. Trump re-elected in 2020, said Sen. Mike Braun, talking about the cost of the various proposals by Democrat candidates for president on Fox Business.
“It seems like most of my cohorts cut class on 8th grade math and especially on Finance 101,” said Braun. “Even if that’s not the right figure, $32 trillion, you divide that into ten years, that’s the size of our federal government currently in terms of what we spend.”
Braun said if the government spends that much on healthcare, there won’t be money for anything else.
“They (Democrats) never talk about how they’re gonna pay for it,” said Braun. “You cannot keep borrowing money to the tune what we’re currently doing, which is a trillion dollars a year in deficits. When she (Elizabeth Warren) talks about a wealth tax, you couldn’t tax the top two quintiles of all their income and pay for this stuff.”
Braun said he believes providing health care to that extent is “really fantasy land”, and that lawmakers have a lot to talk about, when it comes to health care reform.