We can't just tax the rich to get to the needed funds for these "free" things. The rich would need to pay around 90% in taxes, the upper-middle class would need to pay around 65%, and the middle-class would have their taxes increased to around 55%. This is absolutely crazy...our economy would crash because people would lose their discretionary spending. Businesses would fail, and people would lose jobs.
It's so easy to be a Democrat and sell naïve people on utopia but nothing is free. Our economy is booming now because of tax decreases. Democrats want to increase taxes, it's part of their platform but they lie to people about the money coming from the rich. The "rich" can't finance their crazy ideas. If you want your taxes increased vote Democrat, if you don't, vote Republican...it's very simple.