According to a study released Monday by the non-partisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, most households would see net benefits under U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposals.
Among Sanders’ proposed programs are single-payer health care, the expansion of Social Security benefits, free college tuition at public universities and paid family leave. He has said payment of these programs will happen though tax changes for individuals and businesses.
The report stipulates the average tax burden would increase by around US$9,000 in 2017 but the average amount of benefits would increase by a net income gain of almost US$4,300.
Only those belonging to wealthy households would not see net income gains.
The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center said that this is the most progressive proposal they have ever seen.