Clinton Claims Sanders Will Grow Government by 40% She came out swinging against Sanders in Thursday's Democratic debate By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Feb 11, 2016 8:43 PM CST 98 comments Comments Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Bernie Sanders during Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Newser) – Hillary Clinton claimed Bernie Sanders wants to grow the US government by "about 40%" during the opening minutes of Thursday's democratic debate in Milwaukee, CNN reports. She went on to claim "the numbers don't add up" when looking at what Sanders is promising in services versus what citizens will pay in taxes. She said they "should level with the American people" about how much their proposals will cost, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sanders fired back that there "will be a limit" on the size of the government if he's elected president. But he's for fixing what needs fixing, be it healthcare or injustice, regardless of the initial cost to the government. He says the government has a "moral obligation" to look out for its people. Sanders' biggest proposal is single-payer healthcare—or "Medicare for all"—that he maintains would save Americans money.