"So, here's what we now know about Sanders' plans for America:
1) He isn't sure how much they will cost.
2) He isn't totally sure how he will pay for them.
3) It's likely they will be paid for by an increase in taxes on the middle class.
Whoo boy. Maybe Sanders is right that America is ready for a fundamental reorienting of how we value ourselves, our society and our money. But if he's not -- and this election winds up being like virtually every other election in which people vote on who is going to let them keep more of their money -- then Sanders (and Democrats by extension) have a big problem."
As much as the policy goals are very much in line with FDR-ish progressive policy, this is the same problem Dems had with Bernie, whom most of them love, in the 2016 primary; too much Fuzzy Math and not a clear plan for where all the money comes from.
Now, there are actually some pretty good answers to these questions and the policies are sound goals, but most of those good answers and good math require incremental steps, which no one in Fast Food America really likes to contemplate.
His opponent in 2016 had most of the same policy goals, same as his opponents this year; they all have less ambitious plans with better math to eventually get to the same place.
Sanders needs to lay out his plans in the light of real numbers and real time-frames for meeting objectives, and he needs to do it now.
And I for one hope he does. If not, Warren or someone else needs to make it clear that they can meet the objectives of their plans in a realistic manner.