At the fourth Democratic primary debate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took on Elizabeth Warren for constantly refusing to admit that her Medicare for All plan would raise taxes on the middle class.

Warren’s refusal to admit the obvious is becoming the signature of her campaign.

Medicare for All came up in the CNN/New York Times debate. Once again, Warren refused to admit the obvious. Instead, she vomited her usual attacks on corporations and the wealthy:

“Let me be clear on this. Costs will go up for the wealthy. They will go up for big corporations. And for middle-class families, they will go down,” Warren said when asked if her proposal would require an increase in middle class taxes. “I will not sign a bill into law that does not lower costs for middle-class families.”

Grab the popcorn:

“At least Bernie’s being honest here and saying how he’s gonna pay for this and that taxes are going to go up,” she [Klobuchar] said. “I’m sorry Elizabeth, but you’ve not said that, and I think we owe it to the American people to tell them where we’re gonna send the invoice.”

“I appreciate Elizabeth’s work. The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you can actually get done,” she added.

You go, Buttigieg:

“A yes or no question that didn’t get a yes or no answer,” Buttigieg said. “Look, this is why people here in the Midwest are so frustrated with Washington in general, and Capitol Hill. No plan has been laid out to explain how a multi-trillion-dollar hole in this Medicare for All plan that senator Warren is putting forward.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) with the mic drop:

After Warren responded by stating Medicare for All is the “way we get health care coverage for every single American,” Bernie Sanders added, “as someone who wrote the damn bill” that “it is appropriate to acknowledge that taxes will go up.”


You know Twitter was all over this.


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