Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders argued Americans would be 'delighted to pay more in taxes' for free health care and education in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
"Do enough Americans know what you mean by [socialism] and what that actually looks like?" Cooper asked.
"Look, what we have to understand," said Sanders, "for example, just for example, the United States is the only major country on Earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people, as a right. In many countries in Europe, Germany for one, you go to college, and the cost of college is zero. I think in Finland they actually pay you to go to college.
"In most of the countries around the world the level of income and wealth inequality," he continued, "which in the United States today is worse than at any time since the 1920s with three families owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, that level of income and wealth inequality is much less severe than it is right here in the United States."
"As you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States," Cooper pointed out.
"Yeah but I suspect people in this country would be delighted to pay more in taxes, if they had comprehensive healthcare as a human right!" Sanders responded.
Would you be willing to pay more in taxes for free healthcare and education?