The self described socialist and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an actual communist (he spent his honeymoonin Soviet Russia by his own volition) who keeps blathering about “millionaires and billionaires”, a strange dude who never had a real job in his life until he was like 40 years old and then started working for the government, and now he’s basically a one percenter himself (he owns like 3 houses and he’s worth millions of dollars) admitted on Sunday that President Trump’s tax reform is actually pretty good for America’s middle class. To make things even more interesting, comrade Bernie aknowledged that tax cuts will positively affect 91% of hard working Americans on the very fake news outlet CNN, which adds insult to injury to any respectable marxist millennial who thought “Bernie is our guy”.
Sanders was asked by CNN host Jake Tapper if he regards it as a good thing that 91% of America’s middle class is going to benefit from tax relief following GOP’s tax reform legislation, which is one of President Trump seminal campaign promises. Tapper enquired:
“I understand you’re not a fan of the tax bill, you don’t like the large corporate tax cut and you’re not happy with the tax cuts for the wealthy, but according to the Tax Policy Center, next year 91% of middle income Americans will receive a tax cut – isn’t that a good thing?”
“Yeah, it is a very good thing, and that’s why we should have made the tax breaks for the middle class permanent. Should we focus on the needs of the middle class? We should have. But the bulk of the benefits in this legislation go to large profitable corporations and to millionaires and billionaires.”
Senator Ted Cruz offered to help Sanders with making the middle class tax cut permanent. Here’s Ted Cruz via Twitter:
I agree, @BernieSanders — let’s make the middle-class tax cuts permanent. Join me, we’ll co-sponsor legislation (I’ve already got it drafted) that does exactly that, and we’ll get it passed in January! https://t.co/7A3Wg6c4M9
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 27, 2017
Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican jumped on board:
Jake Tapper on CNN: [N]ext year, 91% of middle-income Americans will receive a tax cut. Isn’t that a good thing?
Bernie Sanders: Yes, it is a very good thing. And that’s why we should have made the tax breaks for the middle class permanent.(h/t WSJ)
We will if Ds will vote yes.
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 26, 2017
To see how hypocrites these Democrats really are, if only 8 DEMs had supported GOP’s tax bill in the Senate, the tax cuts for the American taxpayer would have been made permanent, not capped at 10 years as per Senate’s rules. The thing is, if a bill affecting the Federal budget is passed with a simple majority in the Senate, timelines are automatically set to the respective measures. If the tax bill had passed the Senate with 60 votes, the timeline-clause to the tax cuts bill would have been waived and tax cuts would have been permanent.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that Bernie is right about corporate taxes. Does anyone think Bernie would have had the balls it takes to get such a plan passed, given that he didn’t have the balls to stand up for himself against Hillary who stole the primary from him?
Hey Bernie fans, it’s not enough to talk about it, you gotta be able to get it done, i.e. to DELIVER!
Plus, he’s wrong about corporate taxes. You keep them high and it only encourages offshoring, outsourcing, etc. In fact, if we we really wanted to smack the crap out of China and the European Union, we would’ve made the corporate tax next to zero. Then, you’d have companies from all over the world fighting each other to come in and we’d have so many jobs you could quit one and walk into another one in 10 minutes flat. But then we wouldn’t need the welfare state to be so big, so we can’t do that, right?