Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has issued a new challenge to his favorite CNN debate punching bag, the socialist senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, I-Vt., after raving for months about how the Republican tax plan was a tax cut for the rich that punished working-class Americans, recently admitted to CNN’s Jake Tapper that in reality, most most middle-income Americans are getting a tax cut under the GOP plan. Further, he said it would be a “very good thing” if those tax cuts were made permanent.
.@jaketapper: “Next year, 91% of middle income Americans will receive a tax cut. Isn’t that a good thing?”@BernieSanders: “Yeah, it is a very good thing. And that’s why we should’ve made the tax cuts for the middle class permanent” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/ei8xTHGo1E
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 24, 2017
The tax cuts were written to expire in eight years to conform to the Senate’s budget reconciliation rules. But now that the bill has passed, Congress can vote to make the tax cuts permanent. So Sen. Cruz is calling Sanders’ bluff.
I agree, @BernieSanders — let's make the middle-class tax cuts permanent. Join me, we'll co-sponsor legislation (I've already got it drafted) that does exactly that, and we'll get it passed in January! https://t.co/7A3Wg6c4M9
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 27, 2017
Does Bernie Sanders really support tax cuts for the American people? Do the Democrats? If they do, the Senate should vote 100-0 for a bill making these tax cuts permanent.
It’s time for Republicans to introduce such a bill and put the ball in the Democrats’ court.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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