Letter: The middle class will foot the bill for Democrats' socialist agenda

The Democrats, many of them new to Congress, some already in Congress, have ramped up their socialist agenda. Members like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., (she of the bright red lipstick and a grin from ear to ear); presidential hopefuls like Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., (from Russia with love); Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif; and wannabe Native American Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., want free college and free medical care for one and all, including illegal immigrants. How will they get these trillions of dollars? Why, that's simple. Tax the rich for everything they've got, even if some of them worked for their billions.

But the fact is that the rich do pay a lot of taxes. Unfortunately, the numbers experts who know a heck of a lot more on economics than I do, say these so-called rich people contribute very little to the national budget, even if they cough up 70 to 80 percent of their income. So, who will really pay for this pie in the sky? Well, you, the hard-working middle class and some even in lower tax brackets.

Free everything sure gets the attention of voters who have nothing, but this pipe dream is not reality. Ocasio-Cortez talks a great big story, but I doubt if she can see past her nose when it comes to cold, hard facts. And Sanders, who honeymooned in old Soviet Union, is still dreaming of Stalin's "economic successes." Dream on folks, that's the cheap part.