At a campaign rally in Nebraska, Democrat Hillary Clinton made a bold announcement – and maybe, for once, actually told the truth!
“Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” Clinton said as Warren Buffett sat behind her. “Well we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
Even more shocking is the crowd’s reaction when they hear her proclamation. They wildly cheer!
Tom Becka of Fox 42 wrote after posting the video, “While she obviously didn’t mean to say this I love how the middle class crowd cheers and Warren Buffet claps his hands with approval.”
All the more proof that Hillary supporters are a bunch of reactionary sheep …
A report by Americans for Tax Reform does actually leave doubt as to whether Clinton’s statement was an accident.
Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an “Exit Tax” and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.
Hillary has endorsed several tax increases on middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. She has said she would be fine with a payroll tax hike on all Americans, she has endorsed a steep soda tax, endorsed a 25% national gun tax, and most recently, her campaign manager John Podestasaid she would be open to a carbon tax. It’s no wonder that when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if her pledge was a “rock-solid” promise, she slipped and said the pledge was merely a “goal.” In other words, she’s going to raise taxes on middle income Americans.
Perhaps it wasn’t a Freudian slip after all. Perhaps, for the first time in her adult life, Hillary told the truth.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider