Do you recall when quite a few Democrats snorted $6 billion for building a border wall was too expensive? Now Democrats, especially those busy running for president, are backing programs spending trillions of our tax dollars. The first thing that comes to mind is Medicare for all. Even before being applied to everyone, projections estimate Medicare for the seniors it was designed to cover will run deficits in the trillions of dollars over the next four decades. If it is applied to everybody, as many Democratic presidential candidates propose, the cost would of course be even more enormous. One estimate pegs the cost at $32 trillion over the next decade.
At least four candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have endorsed New York ultra-liberal Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” which is supposed to somehow avert the looming disaster of climate change collapse within a decade. The bill for Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal runs well into the trillions. Just the welfare proposal in Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would cost something like $81 trillion. That doesn’t even figure in the cost of 10 million jobs in the gas, oil, and coal industries, which would be lost.
There is also the “universal basic income” proposal backed by California Senator Kamala Harris, which would give every family in the country earning less than $100,000 a year a $6,000 check from the federal government. Add “free” college tuition to the list of Democratic goodie bags, which will add trillions more in tax dollars. Beto O’Rourke and others are urging payment of “reparations” for slavery. One professor estimates the cost of reparations would range between approximately $6 trillion and $14.2 trillion. The totals push well past $100 trillion when everything is tallied together. Estimates are if we keep going spending-wise as we are now, the United States of America will be $100 trillion in debt by 2037.
When asked just how they will pay for all the “free” things they propose to give away, Democrats say they will tax the rich even more. The fact is if the government seized every penny and dollar from the wealthy of this country, it would not finance their socialist utopia for a year. Barack Obama doubled the debt of this country from $10 trillion to $20 trillion, a fact little remembered by the Democrats who bemoaned Donald Trump giving taxpayers some of their own money back with a tax cut.
In other words, there are a lot of folks out there who don’t realize we can’t afford our rate of spending now, much less everything these folks want to add to it. There is nothing “free” in a society. Somebody, somewhere pays for it.
Democrats who cry spending $5.7 billion on a border wall yet support an orgy of reckless and irresponsible spending are being hypocritical at best and thoroughly dishonest at worst. This country can’t afford it.