Bernie Sanders: "We will raise taxes, yes we will"

“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders said at CNN’s Democratic town hall in Iowa Monday night. “But also let us be clear, Chris: There’s a little bit of disingenunity out there. We may raise taxes but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for businesses.”

The democratic socialist candidate went on to explain that it is essential for the United States to adopt single-payer as “we are the only country on Earth that allows private insurance to rip us off.”

He continued to argue that although his Medicare for all healthcare proposal would significantly raise taxes, it would actually save people money in the long run as they would no longer have to pay private insurance companies.