Bill DeBlasio: Tax The Hell Out Of The Rich
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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, the longest of long-shot Democrat candidates vying for the White House in 2020, proudly announced at Wednesday's debate that if elected, he would raise taxes on wealthy Americans.
Actually, he was a bit more blunt.
“For 40 years the working people have taken it on the chin in this country. For 40 years the rich got richer and they paid less and less in taxes. It cannot go on this way. When I am the president we will even up the score. We will tax the hell out of the wealthy to make this a fairer country.”
He continued: “Joe Biden told wealthy donors that nothing fundamentally would change if he were president. Kamala Harris said she’s not trying to restructure society. Well, I am."
Are De Blasio's outlandish statements rooted in desperation? Is he merely attempting to differentiate himself from the crowd by saying the most ridiculously tone-deaf thing since Mitt Romney said it "wasn't his job" to worry about poor people? Did old De Blasio take a few pops of whiskey before hitting the debate stage?
WIBC host Tony Katz investigates in today's Popcorn Moment.