[VIDEO] CNN’s very own Jale Tapper managed to get a talking point out of Senator Bernie Sanders. The subject was the Tax Reform bill passed by the GOP led Congress. Tapper finally got the Senator to admit that the tax cuts would apply to and be a good thing for the middle class. That goes against all Democrat talking points about the cuts.
As Written and Reported By Frank Camp for the Daily Wire:
On Sunday, CNN’s “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper put Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an uncomfortable position, forcing him to acknowledge that the middle-class tax cuts in the GOP bill are a good thing:
TAPPER: Next year, 91% of middle-income Americans will receive a tax cut. Isn’t that a good thing?
SANDERS: Yeah, it is a very good thing, and that’s why we should have made the tax breaks for the middle class permanent. But what the Republicans did is make the tax breaks for corporations permanent, the tax cuts for the middle class temporary, and, according to the Tax Policy Center … at the end of ten years, 83% of the benefits go to the top 1%, 60% of the benefits go to the top one tenth of 1%. Meanwhile, at the end of 10 years, well over 80 million Americans will be paying more in taxes.
Sanders made sure to note that the tax cuts for middle-class Americans will expire by 2025, while the corporate tax cut is permanent. This talking point has been repeated by nearly every prominent Democratic politician and pundit for weeks.
Progressives want Americas to believe that the GOP tax plan was structured to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class. However, key details that contextualize the bill are being deliberately left out of the conversation. If progressives succeed with this …….
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