The Democrats are seriously out of touch.
How seriously? The Onion, which definitely skews liberal, did a spoof story this month headlined: “Americans Are Tired Of The Same Old Pandering And Stale Ideas We’re Going To Keep Offering Them.” The author: “Nancy Pelosi.”
“The frustration is palpable. People are fed up with the status quo. Citizens from all walks of life are sitting around their dinner tables, talking about how they’ve had it with all the usual proposals that, once more, we will be repackaging and spoon-feeding to them in a way that’s entirely transparent and frankly condescending,” the fake Pelosi wrote.
The reason that’s so funny is because it’s so true. Hillary Clinton was horribly out of touch throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, never understanding the anger and frustration among the electorate, which felt that things were most definitely not better than they had been eight years before.
But now, Hillary has vowed that she won’t run again (she’s making even more money doing one-woman shows selling her book of sad excuses, What Happened). And the Democratic Party doesn’t have many rising stars, so that’s left a vacuum that’s been filled by none other than Sen. Bernie Sanders.
At 76 years old, Bernie’s finally on the gravy train. The socialist now owns three house and he travels the country giving speeches (you know he’s not spending any of his own money to do that). Sure, he’s the guy who lost to the 2016 loser, which makes him a double loser, but right now he’s all the Democrats have.
If Bernie gets the chance, he’ll make everything free: health care, colleges, birth control. Forget that Bernie’s plans would add $19 trillion to the debt, as The Hill reported. To the socialist, it’s far better to be poor in America — and Sanders wants to make sure everyone can achieve that lofty goal.
That’s why the Vermont Democrat backs a top tax rate of 90%. You read that right — 90%.
In an interview with actor Alec Baldwin (who’s not a politician but he plays one on TV), Baldwin asks: “What would be a tax policy you would have sought? You want to raise the highest rate to what?”
Says Bernie: “During [President Dwight] Eisenhower’s period, I think the highest income tax was what, 90% or something like that for the very, very, very wealthy. And these are marginal rates. I mean, that means at the very top, that’s what you’re going to be paying.”
It’s worth noting that while Trump wants to trim the number of tax brackets from seven to just three — 12%, 25% and 33% — during Eisenhower’s time in office there were at least 24 brackets, according to TaxFoundation.org.
To the Democrats, it’s still tax, tax, tax. That oughta’ go over great in 2020.
As The Onion article said: “We now stand at a crossroads. People are angry, disgusted, and hungry for change. The Democratic Party understands these challenges and sees an opportunity to present the American people with a series of rehashed ideas that do nothing to address their concerns. We’re taking stock of our views on trade, criminal justice, economic inequality, and more. Because the time has come to double down on whatever sounds good to those of us in Washington, even though voter research, election results, and the actual words coming from the mouths of our own base tell us it’s not what anyone else wants.”
(First reported by the Daily Wire) http://www.dailywire.com/news/22055/bernie-sanders-eyes-top-tax-rate-90-joseph-curl (October 9, 2017)
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