The Democrat Party’s mantra on taxes is all too familiar.
“Tax the rich.” Make them pay their “fair share.”
But Senator Ted Cruz just showed everyone what it would really mean for taxpayers.
Appearing at CNN’s “town hall” debate on tax reform, Cruz said when Bernie Sanders says “the rich” he actually means “the taxpayer.”
“Democrats have one talking point on taxes,” Cruz said. “It’s a tax cut for the rich. And they say it over and over again in response to everything. The most important thing for you to know when you’re at home is when they say rich, they mean taxpayer. Every time they say ‘rich’ they mean taxpayer.
Why is it? Because there aren’t enough of them.
When Bernie ran for president, he rolled out a tax plan. His tax plan was a massive tax increase. If you took every single person in America making over a million dollars, and you taxed them 100% of their income, you took every penny they earned — you came in in jackboots and confiscated it — it would pay eight percent of the cost of Bernie’s tax plan. You know where they get their money? They get it from you, they get it from the middle class.
This isn’t about taxing “the rich,” the Democrats want to tax the middle class.
He went on to quote Sanders in his final debate with Hillary Clinton, saying that under his tax plan, everyone would pay more.
Bernie tried to interject, and that’s when Ted hit him with a zinger:
“There aren’t enough millionaires and billionaires in the country to pay for all the socialism that Bernie and the Democrats want to give away.”
Watch the exchange below:
The simple truth of it is, the Democrat Party has become indistinguishable from the socialism of Bernie Sanders.
And at the heart of their philosophy on government is the belief that they can spend your money and run your life from cradle to grave better than you can.
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