Architect Behind Ben Jealous-Backed Single Payer Plan Admits It Would Cost “Eye-Popping” Tax Increases

Jealous and his far-left allies want nothing more than a massive, eye-popping tax hike on hardworking Maryland families.

Per The RGA:

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has made a single-payer government takeover of healthcare the signature issue of his campaign. Now, the architect of single-payer legislation that Jealous has endorsed is openly admitting that the plan would require massive, potentially “eye-popping” tax increases.

In February, Ben Jealous endorsed the “Healthy Maryland Act of 2018,” stating that “I applaud Democratic leaders for putting a possible solution on the table.” But in an interview this week, the lead sponsor of the bill, Sen. Paul Pinsky, refused to detail exactly how much the plan would cost, insinuating that it would be enormous.

Pinsky was asked by Maryland Matters, “What’s the fiscal note? I assume it’s eye-popping.”

Pinsky’s response? “Well, we don’t put it in there. We say you have to set up a universal budget, and then you have to raise revenue to take care of it.”

Pinsky refuses to say that the cost won’t be eye-popping, refuses to put a number on the cost, and then openly admits the plan would require an undisclosed tax hike.

Ben Jealous and his far-left allies want nothing more than a massive, eye-popping tax hike on hardworking Maryland families. It’s a radical agenda that Maryland voters are poised to reject.

Previously: 

1 year, 5 months ago

Governors in Iowa, North Dakota and Alabama join GOP colleagues in banning TikTok for state employees

The Republican governors of three more states have joined the growing number of GOP governors who are banning TikTok among state government employees amid security concerns about the Chinese-owned social media platform

1 year, 5 months ago

Arizona Governor Creates Shipping Container Border Wall

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has had hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers topped with razor wire placed on the state’s border with Mexico

1 year, 5 months ago

Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Nonprofit Could Face Criminal Investigations for Unlicensed Fundraising

New Georgia Project's charity license has lapsed in at least nine states

1 year, 5 months ago

Biden says ‘more important things’ than border visit, despite 59 trips to Delaware, 8 stops for ice cream

Biden has yet to visit southern border despite historic crisis under his watch

1 year, 5 months ago

Governor Kristi Noem delivers annual Budget Address, says the state can afford grocery tax cut

In about thirty minutes of remarks, Governor Kristi Noem laid out her administration would like to see nearly $2.2 billion spent over the course of the next fiscal year and a half.

1 year, 5 months ago

‘A Clear And Present Danger To Its Users:’ South Carolina Gov. Bans State Employees From Using TikTok Amid National Security Concerns

South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security