JUST IN!Ted Cruz Just Hit Bernie Sanders With the Socialist’s Worst Nightmare
On Tuesday night, CNN hosted a live tax debate focused on the latest GOP tax plan. Four senators were present on the panel for the debate: Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Tim Scott and Maria Cantwell.
Bernie Sanders has been a huge critic of nearly everything Trump has done – including the current proposed tax plan. When he voiced his disgust for the President’s tax cuts, Ted Cruz took a moment to show America how wrong Sanders really is.
“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 percent of their income, you took every penny they earned — you came in in jackboots and confiscate it — it would pay 8 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 the middle class.”
Bernie says he wants to tax the rich, but really he wants to tax EVERYONE. President Trump, on the other hand, is looking our for his fellow Americans. He has proposed tax CUTS, not tax increases. While his plan may not be perfect, it is one step closer to a better America.
Cruz did not stop there. He went on to shove Bernie’s socialist views right down the drain of insanity:
“You’re a single mom, you’re working, he says you’re going to pay some more. You’re a small business owner, he says you’re going to pay some more. And the reason is, there aren’t not enough millionaires and billionaires to pay for all the socialism that Bernie and the Democrats want to give away.”
In a debate in which his opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) referred to the Koch brothers twelve times, Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) wrecked Democrats’ attempts to “scaremonger” about the dangers of big money in politics.
Political funding for Democrats and the broader left eclipses that for Republicans and the broader right, said Cruz on Wednesday during a CNN-hosted town hall debate in Washington, D.C.
Cruz noted that the largest political donors primarily fund Democrats:
You know, there’s a pattern you see of Democrats, which is they try to scaremonger. And so their latest villain is the Koch brothers, and they say this money and politics is what it’s all about.
But, you know, John Adams said facts are stubborn things. Here are some facts. You look at 2014. In 2014, of the top 20 groups that gave money to politics, I guess listening to Bernie they were all Republican, no? That’s not the case. Sixteen of the top 20 gave primarily to Democrats.
The top six, ActBlue, Tom Steyer, the Carpenters and Joiners Union, the City of New York, the Democratic Governors Association, the NEA, gave almost exclusively to Democrats. Where did these mysterious Koch brothers fall on the list? Number 59.
Cruz did not describe the operational budgets of news media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, or BuzzFeed as broadly funding Democrat and left-wing political agitation.
Democrats received more direct funding than Republicans in 2016, via Open Secrets:
Sanders pushed a Marxist narrative, framing Cruz and Republicans as defenders of the “1%” in the context of class warfare with “working families.”
Sanders referred to the Koch brothers twelve times in deriding “tax breaks for billionaires” and “the rich,” while defending the “estate tax.”
Cruz described Sanders and fellow neo-Marxist traveler Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MS) as “the heart of the Democratic Party.”