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Do Voters Favor Democrats’ $2.5 Trillion ‘Free Housing for All’ Plan?

If you have been paying any attention to any of the 2020 Democratic candidates, you would realize that their basic plan is to provide free healthcare, free college tuition, free $1,000 per month income and now free housing. It’s free to everyone except taxpayers.

Let’s add some of this up:

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Free healthcare for all – $3 trillion – $3.5 trillion per year.

Free college tuition for all – about $3 trillion per year.

$1,000 per month free income to low income families – about $1 trillion – $1.5 trillion per year.

Free housing for all – $2.5 trillion per year.

Grand total is $9.5 trillion to $10.5 trillion per YEAR.

The proposed US annual budget is $4.746 trillion and that leaves a deficit of $1.101 trillion.

There are about 140.9 million taxpayers in America. If they cannot afford to pay an additional $1.101 trillion a year just to balance the federal budget, how are they expected to pay an additional $9.5 trillion to $10.5 trillion a year.

As a taxpayer, are you willing to shell out more of your hard-earned money to pay for the free stuff?

Rasmussen Reports asked likely voters this question, kind of and another question:

1*  Is there a shortage of safe and affordable housing in America today?

2*  A proposal has been made for the federal government to spend $2.5 trillion on a so-called “housing for all” plan that would guarantee all Americans safe and affordable housing. Do you favor or oppose such a plan?

How would you respond?

Here is what likely voters said:

Most voters agree there’s a housing shortage in America but stop short of embracing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ $2.5 trillion plan to guarantee housing for all.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters think there is a shortage of safe and affordable housing in America today. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% disagree, but 16% are not sure.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) favor a so-called “housing for all” plan that would guarantee all Americans safe and affordable housing. But just as many (39%) are opposed. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided.

Democrats (62%) are far more likely to support a housing for all plan with a $2.5 trillion price tag than Republicans (17%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (36%) are. But then while 72% of Democrats and 54% of unaffiliateds believe there is a shortage of safe and affordable housing in America, only 39% of GOP voters agree.

Rasmussen asked another question:

3*  Would government programs that give additional money to low-income Americans increase or decrease the level of poverty in America? Or would they have no impact?

This is how likely voters responded:

Just 32% of all voters think government programs that give additional money to low-income Americans actually would decrease the level of poverty in America. Thirty percent (30%) say it would actually increase poverty instead, while 24% say it would have no impact. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. These attitudes are little changed from last December.

How would I answer this? I’ll defer to the venerable and ever so wise Benjamin Franklin:

“In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries that the more the public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.  And, on the contrary, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.  There is no country in the world where so many provision are established for them (as in England); so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many almshouses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor.  Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful?  And do they use their best endeavors to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burden?  On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent.  The day you passed that, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, but giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness.”

“In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase in poverty.  Repeal that law, and you will soon see a change in their manners.  Saint Monday and Saint Tuesday will soon cease to be holidays.  Six days shalt thou labor, thought one on the oldest commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.” The Real Benjamin Franklin: Part II: Timeless Treasures from Benjamin Franklin, Prepared by W. Cleon Skousen and M. Richard Maxfield.  National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2008, Pp 453-4.

 

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  • MARTHA LEE VINCENT
    2 October 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    NO, I’M NOT IN FAVOR OF BUYING HOUSES FOR EVERYONE. I WORKED ALL MY LIFE TO SUPPORT MYSELF, AND OTHERS CAN GET A JOB AND SUPPORT THEMSELVES. DON’T EXPECT EVERYONE ELSE TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING FOR YOU. THERE IS NO END TO BUYING EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE !!!

  • HeyRho
    2 October 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Why would anyone work if they can get free everything? I would advice those between 30 and 50 to stop working and live off the government; of course who would be paying taxes? Once the gen X, gen Z, and millennials find the amount of taxes taken out of their paychecks to pay for the freeloaders they will also revolt, baby boomers are on social security and medicare no problem with free living but they worked to pay for their benefits.

    Ben Franklin was right, freeloading makes they more willing not to work and this is passed on to the next generation.

  • Bobby cheek
    2 October 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    No way in hell

  • Marianne
    2 October 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    We see the results today of the free money, rent and SNAP CARDS: look at the ghettos folks!!

  • Nr
    2 October 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil corrupted to the core liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party, minions, useful idiots and worst of all, the RINOs(McConnell, Lee,Moran,Murkowski,Portman,Toomey,Wicker,Blunt,Graham,Collins,Mutt Romney,Rubio,etc)they’re just as bad!Drain the rat infested swamp, President Trump!

    • Bill
      3 October 2019 at 1:07 am
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      I’m sure that either these figures are pulled out of there butt or the 1000 participating votes are left Liberals that don’t have the intelligence to understand the actual impact. Oh what am I thinking most if not all of them don’t pay taxes and are all ready living off of the system. That’s how there all in the streets as ANTIFA and Trump hating protestors. The ones who don’t have the intelligence to even know what there doing when asked.
      To Vote for this crap that means that the Democratic Party and left Liberals are total hypocrites because one of the main complaints against Trump is all about adding anything on to our debt which they had no problem at all with Obama adding $10 trillion on to our debt. I guess that as long as it’s done by the Democratic Party they get a pass.

  • TLA
    2 October 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    The more you give, the more they RELY on the giving. WHO is going to SUPPLY ALL THIS GIVING. WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM. EVERYONE will just wait there turn and THEY , WILL BE GIVEN. ONE, of the STUPIDEST plans the Democrats have EVER come up with other than, the FREE SCHOOLING, FREE MEDICAL ans IF, everything is FREE, what is the point in working ????? THEN, who will pay the TAXES for ALL THIS FREE ???? Bottom line, WE ARE NOT SOCIALIST & NEVER WILL BE!! Other Countries have, PROVEN, IT WILL NOT WORK !! Democrats need to understand, the more that is given, the more that is WANTED!! Don’t be stupid just to get VOTES!!!!

  • TLA
    2 October 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    The ONLY REASON, SANDERS MOVED AHEAD WAS, ALL THE ILLEGALS they let in, WILL want to VOTE for MORE FREE STUFF and BRING IN MORE OF THEIR RELATIVES!!

    • Tim skiles
      3 October 2019 at 6:53 pm
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      All the democrats are doing is trying to buy votes. There is no such thing as free!!! They are all socialist and socialism does not work. The democrats interpretation of the word “Free” means you and I will pay the bill for all the freeloaders. Not only No, but Hell No!!!!!!

  • Bill
    3 October 2019 at 1:08 am
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    I’m sure that either these figures are pulled out of there butt or the 1000 participating votes are left Liberals that don’t have the intelligence to understand the actual impact. Oh what am I thinking most if not all of them don’t pay taxes and are all ready living off of the system. That’s how there all in the streets as ANTIFA and Trump hating protestors. The ones who don’t have the intelligence to even know what there doing when asked.
    To Vote for this crap that means that the Democratic Party and left Liberals are total hypocrites because one of the main complaints against Trump is all about adding anything on to our debt which they had no problem at all with Obama adding $10 trillion on to our debt. I guess that as long as it’s done by the Democratic Party they get a pass.

  • Janice Triplett
    3 October 2019 at 1:34 am
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    We as Trump believers need to fight for our President. The republicans are letting our country down due to their complacency. We need to stand up and fight for this country. Where are our politicians when we need them.. Are you afraid of retaliation? Let me tell you if we don’t fight we won’t have a country to complain about. Get some backbone. It’s time to start going after these crooks with a vengeance. Please show you love this country. Get off your a__ and start digging.

  • Joyce
    3 October 2019 at 2:14 am
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    I know of people here in America that deserved to be helped but we’re not. Why do we have to take care of all the foreign people and there needs? Especially when they are not from America? We are hard working and we don’t get hand outs. I say absolutely not! We need to take care of our own. No hand outs. Who will pay this.? We American people take care of ourselves so should foreigners. Not fair we pay the price for illegal actions. God Bless America. Voting for our President who cares for we the people. While other try to take him down we see through this ugly madness by the Democrats.

  • DAVE Sunkle
    3 October 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    YEPPER,S FOR SURE. THE DUMBO,CRAPIC PARTY HAVE LOST THEIR EVERLOVINMIND,S WITH PURE HATRED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP & UR UNITED STATE,S <> “”OUR”” “”REAL AMERICA.

  • Diana S.
    3 October 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    The democrats are trying to buy votes with all this free stuff. Only it’s not free. Someone has to pay for it. Why should a person work and see most of his salary go to taxes to pay for freeloaders who see no reason to work when the government will take care of all their needs. The democrats should read the Honorverse series written by David Weber and pay special attention to what he says about a group of planets called Haven.

  • mbr722
    3 October 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Well all I can contribute is don’t expect me to pay for those that don’t help themselves. Ive paid taxes all my life. Let someone else do it for a change.

  • pat
    3 October 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    The 2020 Democrats are not giving free anything we all know nothing is free. This is just another trump bringing up another story to hide what he is doing that is what he does.

    • Janet
      5 October 2019 at 2:51 am
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      Pat. I’d LOVE to know where you are from. The Democrats have BEEN promising FREE healthcare for all, free housing & much more FREE stuff. You NEED to listen to them. It seems you are the ONLY Liberal I have ever seen that acts as if OUR President is the ONE saying this. You can’t be this STUPID. Why do you think all your Snowflake friends are VOTING for Democrats??? They TRULY believe they are going to get ALL this FREE STUFF. Let’s NOT forget free college for young people. ALL THE MAJORITY OF US TRUMPSTERS are just praying GOD WILL PUT TRUMP BACK IN OFFICE. If it doesn’t happen; as a Christian I TRULY believe it’s because the RAPTURE is so much closer than anyone knows. As Christians; all WE can do is pray all these Mis-Guided people & the ONES that are NOT saved will get saved before it’s too late. AMEN. ✝️✝️✝️❤️❤️❤️

    • Jason Casteel
      7 October 2019 at 5:28 pm
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      Well Pat, what would you call it? Cancelling out student debt? Medicare for all? Free college? Healthcare for illegals? Guaranteed minimum income? What the #_@& do you call that? I call it socialism. Thank God most people agree with me.

      Covering up what Trump is doing? How about the Democrats trying to remove a president any way they can? You are an idiot and do not deserve to be an American Citizen. You probably are not one.

  • CLIFF
    4 October 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    SEEMS OUR COUNTRY IS DIVIDED AND IT COULD TAKE A CIVIL WAR,TO OUST THE STUPID DEMORATS.
    THEY HAVE NO RIGHT,TO GIVE OUR COUNTRY AWAY AND CHANGE IT.
    VOTE THESE CRAZY PEOPLE,OUT OF OFFICE,BEFORE THEY TRY AND DESTROY OUR COUNTRY.

  • Danny
    4 October 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    No…let um work to pay for home as most of us Patriots have….. Nothing is free
    ..

  • Sue Sharp
    5 October 2019 at 1:16 am
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    I HOPE THEY GET RID OF PELOSI AND THE REST OF THE DEMONCRATS….VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE AND LET THEM GO LIVE WITH THEIR ILLEGALS….

  • Nancy
    5 October 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    if you do the math… the money your shelling out for health care, for education and everything else you pay for others to profit… say $1000 increase in taxes, or even $3000 or $5000 you’ll be saving more in the end… many pay additional 20-30% for basic living needs… raise the tax and you’ll end up with more money in the end and not having to shell more out of pocket….

  • Ch
    5 October 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    This is a example of not knowing how our system works,
    or they want to just clog up our minds, and not think for ourselves.
    It doesn’t make any sense to get a college education if it’s going to be free anyway. I understand low income I really do,
    but people need to be self sufficient, or you will get what we have today.
    The democrats have only one objective, and that is votes to regain the house seats. They care less, about the issues that
    are destroying America.
    Want to know what desperation is, hillary clinton still insists
    Russia had a role in the 2016 elections, really?
    President Trump will put out this fire in 20/20.

  • Olcoach
    6 October 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    Those of us who are on medicare and social security still pay taxes. Don’t fool yourself thinking otherwise. These can’tidates who are making these promises are some of the same elected officials who are living off our TAXpayer monies. Wake up, America – Snap Out Of It!!!

  • cathleen
    14 October 2019 at 7:01 am
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    Don’t forget people, the money that leaves this Country by way of illegals working OFF THE BOOKS and not paying taxes! yet the Dems would have you believe immigrants are poor. Illegals know how to screw the system and keep taking while the taxpayers keep footing the bill. The liberals don’t care because they’re dishonest too. Thank you Pres. Trump for standing for what’s right, CLEAN HOUSE!!

  • Starman
    18 October 2019 at 12:26 am
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    Hey REO you got that right. I think if everyone quit working an collected free stuff from the goverment there would be nobody paying in anything. Thats one way to teach these Demonrats a lesson . they would not get any money from the American people .They want to make everyone of us depentend on the goverment so they can control what we all do. Its all about control with them. They are slowly trying to dismantle our constitutional rights . they are trying to take away free speech an our gun rights away .whats next are they going to be telling us when we can poop an pee!!!!!!! When this starts to happens dont say you wrent worned. These demonrats are trying to turn America into a Socialist counrty!!!! No !!!!! No!!!!! No!!!!!! Socialism here in America EVER!!!!!!!! I say let Freedom Ring!!! Freedom!!!! That socialism as worked out real well for Venezuela .Thats why all these imigrants fled!!! Thats why Chinese people in China are fighting with there government for there freedoms right now!!! They want freedom not socialism in there country!!!! Please dont take our freedoms for granted!!!! To many people have fought an died to give us our freedoms!!!

  • barry
    21 October 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    11/9/2016, Donald Trump was President Elect and then 1/2017 President of the United States of America, Donald Trump visited many foreign Nations, only to have Obama, Joe Biden, members of Obama’s staff, Democratic Congress members past and present, following him to every foreign nation Trump visited 2-3 weeks later!

    Why?

    Power
    Money
    Help to unseat a duly elected President

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