Bernie was questioned last night by Anderson Cooper on 60 minutes about the cost of all his socialist plans and admits he doesn’t know how much all of them cost:
He rattles off 30 trillion for the cost of Medicare for All. But when pressed about the cost of all his programs, like canceling all student debt and making colleges tuition-free, Bernie admits he doesn’t know how much they will cost.
Bernie tries to explain that his student debt/college tuition program will be paid for by a “modest tax on Wall Street speculation.” But Cooper asks him a great question, namely that if he doesn’t know how much they cost, how does he know how to pay for them.
Bernie plays it off, saying that he can’t rattle off every nickel and dime that pays for all of his programs. This is just an excuse and a way out of a difficult line of questioning because he really doesn’t know how much this will cost and how he’ll pay for it. Also, if he really tells the truth about the cost of all of his plans, it will expose their absurdity.