Video: Crowd cheers as Clinton promises to raise taxes on middle class

Hillary Clinton promises to raise taxes on middle classWhile speaking in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, Hillary Clinton promised to raise taxes on the middle class.  Demonstrating why we refer to leftists as “low-information” voters, the crowd actually cheered.

“Because while Warren (Buffett) is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” she said. “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!”

Don’t take my word for it — here’s video of her comments:

The Daily Wire noted:

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Presumably a slip of the tongue, Clinton’s comment came amid broader Marxist-themed demagoguery about forcing “the wealthy” to “pay their fair share” of taxes.

Buffet was praised for comments he made in 2012 in which he claimed to pay a lower percentage of his income as federal tax than his secretary, feeding into the Occupy Wall Street movement’s class warfare narratives.

No comments were made about the approximately 45% of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes. In 2014, between 51 and 55 percent of total federal income taxes were paid by individuals earning $250,000 or more.

According to Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton’s planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over the next ten years:

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 Podesta said 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.

Got that? She’s open to a payroll tax hike, a soda tax, a gun tax and possibly a carbon tax.

Not only that, but her running mate, Tim Kaine, tried to raise taxes on adult beverages and actually pushed for income tax hikes on families making only $17,000.

There’s one other possibility — maybe she just got confused again.  I rather doubt it, however — I think she knows full well what she intends to do to the average American and just let the cat out of the bag…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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