Sanders on the Tax Bill: ‘It Is a Victory for Billionaires Like Trump... and a Disaster for the American People’

‘It’s a victory for wealthy campaign contributors like the Koch brothers’


BLITZER: "Let me get your reaction. The president is about to hold a victory celebration over at the White House with the Republican leadership. This is a huge win for him, right?"
SANDERS: "Well, it is a victory for billionaires like Donald Trump. It’s a victory for wealthy campaign contributors like the Koch brothers but this is a disaster for the American people. According to the Tax Policy Center, at the end of ten years, Wolf, 83 percent of the tax benefits go to the top 1 percent; 60 percent of the benefits go to the top one-tenth of one percent. This whole policy is based on the fraudulent theory of trickle-down economics, and that is if you give huge tax breaks to large corporations and the wealthy somehow the middle-class and working families benefit. The problem is, that theory has never worked. It didn’t work under Reagan, it didn’t work under George W. Bush, certainly didn’t work recently the state of Kansas. This is a payback for wealthy campaign contributors and I think the Republicans will rue the day. And they may be celebrating today, but I have the feeling that next November they will not be celebrating quite as much."

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