MSNBC host Chris Matthews was not happy about Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dodging his question on Tuesday night.
Following the Democratic primary debate hosted by CNN, Matthews questioned Warren in the “green room” about the costs of her “Medicare for All” policy proposal.
Matthews repeatedly asked Warren how much the plan would cost taxpayers, and she refused to answer three times.
“Medicare for All” will cost taxpayers more money, Matthews told Warren. “You guys dodged that tonight. … How much will your taxes go up?”
Warren refused to answer, suggesting the real question is, “How much are your costs going to go up?”
“I know that argument, but you’re covering it,” pressed Matthews.
“‘Medicare for All’ is cheaper than our current system — that’s the Republicans’ version,” Warren said.
Matthews tried a second time.
know the argument,” answered Matthews, “that you put it all together
and you reduce the cost of healthcare premiums, and you get more
benefits, therefore you come out ahead, but will you pay more in taxes?
Why don’t you want to answer that question?”
“It’s a question about where people are gonna come out economically,” contended Warren.
“That’s not my question,” Matthews said. “That’s not my question. That’s not my question. My question is how much will taxes go up.”
Warren dodged and said: “The question is about costs,” she said, about how much you’re “digging in your pocket” to pay healthcare costs.
Warren dodged a third time and refused to answer.
“Will your taxes go up?” the MSNBC host asked, again. “Will your taxes go up? There is no answer to the question, will your taxes go up.”
WATCH (relevant comments begin at the 1:30-mark):
Warren dodged the question three times because she knows the answer will scare away even more voters.
A recent study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that the “Medicare For All” socialist giveaway plan would increase government healthcare spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
The plan is often referred to as “single payer” by other Democrats, which means the federal government essentially swallows up the entire health market.
While getting “free” Medicare and health benefits sounds appealing, notable socialists fail to mention how taxpayers will be stuck footing the $32.6 trillion bill over 10 years.
While the media fawn over Warren as a serious contender who can beat President Trump, she literally has no idea how to pay for a program that would bankrupt the nation over time.