PHOENIX — Far-left candidate for governor David Garcia has eagerly embraced a Bernie Sanders-style agenda—one that would bankrupt Arizona—without telling Arizonans how he would pay for it.
For example, Garcia has enthusiastically endorsed Bernie Sanders’ call for socialized health care known as “Medicare for all.” But what he’s not telling voters is the plan would cost Arizonans $45 BILLION, more than 4 times Arizona’s budget.
According to a recent economic analysis of the Garcia-Sanders proposal, “if government-funded health care was extended to all Arizona residents, the $45 billion price tag would immediately cause the program to become insolvent.”
“There does not exist an economic scenario where the implementation of ‘Medicare for All’ is fiscally feasible,” the policy brief concluded.
“David Garcia’s Democratic Socialist fantasy would be a nightmare for Arizona taxpayers,” said AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. “It’s never been clearer that a vote for Garcia is a vote for unsustainable spending, massive deficits, and a bankrupt Arizona.”
A report published by the Arizona Chamber Foundation shows implementing a Medicare for All program in Arizona would cost $45 billion (Arizona Chamber Foundation, “Medicare For All Not Fiscally Feasible In Arizona,” 10/12/2018)
David Garcia emailed supporters calling for Medicare for All and directed them to a petition page demanding Medicare for All (Daily Kos, “AZ-Gov: David Garcia (D) Pushes The Call To Make Medicare For All A Reality” 7/12/2018)
David Garcia supported Medicare for All at a progressive event in Tempe (David Garcia Progressive Democrats Of America Remarks, 6/1/17)