@Crni Vuk https://taxfoundation.org/details-and-analysis-senator-bernie-sanders-s-tax-plan/ This is NOT about how the rich can pay for more taxes as they most likely can by finding even more ways to pass the cost to the average consumer. This IS about how these taxes will be an extra burden for the middle class and the poor. Population makes a HUGE difference as the cost of universal care and the like increase per person. This leads to serious discussion about immigration, both legal and illegal. We have to talk about how an open border policy, that most leftists support, which would absolutely cause havoc. If we are to follow YOUR OWN WORDS/leftist rhetoric, Joe Plebe already is poor and cannot really afford to pay more taxes as it is. Then we have to talk things like reforming education. We have to talk about things like abolishing degree requirements for most 'on the job training', fields. We need to realize that the U.S. has many more things to pay for than what the euro socialist countries have to pay for. It IS a very complicated situation, and no, 'euro or Canadian, or whatever socialism, is not going to fix this. I think there is an across the board, initial, increase of 2.2 percent. I say INITIAL because things are never as rosy as politicians claim, with the ACA as a prime example. It will also create a new, employer side payroll tax of 6.2 percent on employees, which the average Joe may or may not have to bear a part of as well. The increases to corporations would most likely be transferred to the consumer in the form of increased prices or loss of jobs . Keep in mind, we still have no idea what kind of ancillary effect this might have on state and local taxes as well. Overall, there are serious implications for EVERYONE, from the average Joe to Bill Gates. More problems will probably manifest themselves down the line as government gets even bigger and more inefficient, again, like the ACA. Bernie SAYS the increase tax burden on the rich will help pay for his programs but that is if he manages to close tax loopholes, in an even bigger and more bloated government bureaucracy. If he doesn't, most of his plans would most likely backfire on the middle class or poor, if they do not end up getting gutted all together. And TBH, BLM is the only real protest where there were riots happening and IN YOUR OWN WORDS, they were isolated acts and most likely, attributed to individuals with less of a focus on BLM rhetoric and more interested in causing general mayhem. The fact that people have yet to feel the need to cause absolute anarchy over the current situation leads me to believe all these calls for 'REVOLUTION', will continue to fall on deaf ears. Life is simply too good ATM, for Joe to choose anarchy over the current situation. As for your thoughts on Joe Plebe being bullshit, hey, believe what you want. I mean, this kind of arrogance and pretentiousness was what caused Trump to be elected in the first place. If the left/dems want to continue to lose, please, by all means, continue to ignore the average Joe.