COLBERT: You keep being asked in the debates: How are you going to pay for it? Are you going to raise the middle-class taxes? [PAUSE] How are you going to pay for it? Are you going to raise the middle-class taxes?WARREN: So, here’s how we’re going to do this. Costs are going to go up for the wealthiest Americans, for big corporations —COLBERT: Taxes is what you mean by costs?WARREN: Yeah. And hard-working middle-class families are going to see their costs go down. And —COLBERT: But will their taxes go up?WARREN: But, here’s the thing —COLBERT: But, here’s the thing: I’ve listened to these answers a few times before, and I just want to make a parallel suggestion for you about how you might defend the taxes that perhaps you’re not mentioning in your sentence, [which] is that: Isn’t Medicare-for-all like public school? There might be taxes for it, but you certainly save a lot of money on sending your kids to school, and do you want to live in a world where kids aren’t educated. Do you want to live in a world where your fellow citizens are dying, even if it costs a little bit of money?WARREN: So, I accept your point and I believe in your point. Health care is a basic human right. We fight for basic human rights, and that’s Medicare-for-all. Everyone gets covered. But here’s how I look at it.
.@PeteButtigieg says of @ewarren and @StephenAtHome asking her if taxes will go up on the middle class to pay for Medicare for All: “Senator Warren is known for being straightforward and was extremely evasive when asked that question and we’ve seen that repeatedly.”— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 19, 2019