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Overall, Bernie is proposing a modest net-tax increase when you consider all of the new government spending; over the 10 year period being analyzed credible forecasts project revenue increases above spending increases. More importantly, Bernie's plan changes the distribution. So we can likely have a smaller deficit than otherwise to get to full employment. Moreover, Bernie's spending improves vital infrastructure, improves health outcomes, improves education outcomes, etc. The second and third order fiscal effects of these changes in the "real economy" have yet to be considered in any analysis I've read. For instance, student loan debt has major paralyzing effects on the private credit expansion. For example, a college grad with a good job and no debt may be able to borrow $100k to buy a home. That adds $100k to the credit expansion. But if they have a $40k student loan debt, they can't get that loan. Maybe they can't save sufficiently for a down payment. So the overall credit expansion is $60k less than it otherwise could be. Government provided student loans should be thought of as a form of government spending, and the student loan debt as an education tax bill.
So by eliminating student loan debt and medical expenses, most people are looking at a net disposable income increase even with the tax increases. That's a good thing.
Now, I've said it before and all say it again, I think we can do all of Bernie's new spending plans without a single tax increase. I don't care how crazy that sounds. The limits are inflation and we should base tax policy on credible inflation forecasts, not projections to balance the budget or reduce gov't deficits.
Sanders' proposal is based in the world of out of paradigm thinking and the reasons for it are political. Hard enough to run for President alone without also having to teaching the American public operations and basic economics. He's hit a happy medium between deficit terrorism and progressive economics. The funds to pay taxes and buy government securities come from government spending and there is no other way to do it. All government spending is marking up accounts in the banking system, all taxation is marking down accounts, and all government borrowing operations are a matter of moving funds between checking accounts and security accounts. That's it. That's all that is going on.
Ideologically and economically I'm opposed to tax increases, but I will be voting for Sen. Sanders for President because I'm vastly in favor of his spending plans. If the tax increases lead to fiscal drag as I suspect, we can reassess and cut taxes then, even retroactively. But what we can't do is go back in time to fix roads, educate and heal people, etc. We have third world conditions in America. It's an unforgivable sin and a crime against humanity by our leadership. We are losing the War on Poverty based on our mission objective to eradicate it.