You’re right; and to me, that’s an electoral liability.
The “Big Money Guns” have never been trained on Mr. Sanders. Can you imagine if he were to get the nomination, how the plans he promises would get financially dissected? The Dem regulars are right, after that rhetorical thrashing, you’d be looking at another 1984 Election result.
Better to come right out and say it. “OK, here’s what we want. Free healthcare, free college, an increase to SS and Medicare benefits….” — — whatever. For each one, here’s how we’re going to pay for it, IN SPECIFIC DETAIL. For all of it, taxes on the middle class would triple, like they are in the Nordics.
I mean, let’s be honest with people. Give people the information they need to do their own cost/benefit reasoning. No sleight of hand. Simple.