Thursday, September 19, 2019
Late night host Stephen Colbert called out Senator Warren over her consistent refusal to say whether middle-class taxes will need to increase in order to fund "Medicare for All," but ultimately failed to get an answer. He attempted to nail Warren down on the question of whether or not middle class Americans' taxes would have to go up in order to fund the program she and Bernie Sanders have proposed. She ducked, he drilled down further, then she ducked again -- prompting the comedian to call her out on it, seemingly to her surprise.
Both Warren and Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have been pressed on this point repeatedly, at the debates and elsewhere. Sanders' response has been to acknowledge the taxes and to then yell at Jake Tapper for asking. Warren's strategy has been to acknowledge the tax increase in everything but name, making essentially the same argument as Sanders without actually using the words "middle-class taxes will go up."
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