How Sanders Would Pay for Expanded Benefits
Sanders is starting to gain traction in promising expansions of both Social Security and Medicare. He is proposing tax increases in order to pay for these. This Medicare overhaul would cost employees an extra 2.2 percent on top of another tax increase in order to pay for his expanded Social Security plans on each pay check, as well as a 6.2 percent tax to the employers. Along with this would come a tax increase on higher earners through income and estate taxes. For more information visit this article from the Ken Thomas with The Lexington Herald Leader.