If we were to accept the benefits of programs like medicare-for-all/single payer, free college tuition (under certain thresholds or free community college), jobs-for-all programs, etc. what is the level of taxation you guys are willing to accept to pay for these programs? I believe this is a genuinely difficult question to answer for myself personally. I see the benefits of all of these (skeptical of medicare-for-all, but that's a different thread topic) but I will personally be hurt quite a bit financially to make this happen. How do we answer this question? Do we balance personal sacrifice for the betterment of the country and to what extent? Here is an article for reference only discussing this issue: https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/20...-cost-medicare-college-sanders-deficits-taxes Side note, if you disagree with the merits of these programs (you don't think they're helpful) then feel free to move along or just read the thread. This is more about how much you would sacrifice personally and how much you think society in general should sacrifice for the good of the country.