The United States already spends hundreds of billions of dollars on an infamously bloated defense budget even in peacetime. A reallocation of one to two percent of the $597.1 billion requested for this year’s military budget would pay for the estimated cost of college for all.
Increased taxation on the top 1% of the wealthiest Americans (who own 40% of the country’s wealth) as well as multibillion dollar corporations, buttressed by a moderate tax increase for the middle class amounting to less than its yearly expenditures for medical care make Medicare for All a feasible idea.
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— 🎥 🎶 🏴☠️ (@Belloso) November 16, 2018
4: the amount of tax dollars we waste on things like astronomical military spending, congress giving themselves a raise, trump golfing, Etc etc, could go a Long way towards programs that HELP the middle and lower class. GOP has everyone fighting against their own best interests.
— C9 Artemis (@ArtemisAssassin) November 16, 2018
Our problem isn't taxes, it's what we get for our tax dollars. Other countries seem to get a return on their tax investment in the form of healthcare & education. We like to give handouts to corporations that make billions in profit.
— Katya Korhonen (@KatyaKorhonen1) November 16, 2018
The ideas of these incoming progressives may be radical to some, but once the United States sees an increase in healthy, educated citizens, the country will be transformed for the better.