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  • Fordfairlanestl (1486 posts)
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    Bernie Sanders Clarifies Comments About Middle-Class Tax Cuts In GOP Bill

    And where are the dems on this? Why is Bernie the only one standing up?


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    There is no one like Bernie Sanders. NO ONE!!! I ONLY vote for grass root "progressive" politicians that support: "Single Payer", "Tuition Free College",and "15 bucks an hour". The cause is right!!  The time is NOW!!! That is all.....   Have a great day.

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  • eridani (3662 posts)
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    1. Bernie Sanders to Republicans: Stop Saying I Support Your Tax Bill


    Earlier in the week, Sanders watched Republicans promote only the first part of his answer to CNN’s Jake Tapper, after the host asked whether the legislation’s changes to the standard deduction and income tax brackets amounted to “a good thing.” After Sanders said yes, the Republican National Committee issued a statement calling on Sanders and other critics of the bill to make permanent the “middle-class tax cuts,” which are set to expire in 2025.

    Sanders’s response? No way.

    “The Republicans are so desperate to spin their disastrous tax plan that they have resorted to taking comments I recently made completely out of context,” Sanders said in a statement. “Instead of this grossly obscene piece of legislation, let’s pass tax reform that permanently benefits all middle-income and working-class families without giving tax breaks to the top 1 percent. Instead of providing huge tax breaks to the rich and large corporations that explode the deficit, which this bill does, millionaires, billionaires and large, profitable corporations must begin paying their fair share of taxes.”

    It was not the first time that Sanders, a popular political figure, had been cited by conservatives to make a roundabout populist pitch. In October, the conservative group Campus Reform got some attention from Fox Business for interviews in which young voters praised features of the Republican tax plan when told they came from Sanders. In the video, voters were told about the plan to increase the child tax credit, end the estate tax and lower tax rates on small businesses to 25 percent.

    “You read out, line by line, the Trump tax plan,” said Fox Business host Stuart Varney to Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips. “You told them it was the Sanders plan.”

    You've heard of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West, right?  I'm the Morally Ambiguous Witch of the Northwest.