Bernie Sanders, you crazy commie fossil, I thought you wanted to tax the rich, not the precious “middle class.”
Yesterday on ABC’s “This Week,” out of the closet socialist Bernie Sanders admitted the obvious; specifically, that his ambitious socialist agenda, including paid family leave, will require an increase in the payroll tax. Read it here. Watch here.
STEPHANOPOULOS: — tax hikes below the top 1 percent?
No tax hikes below the top 1 percent?
SANDERS: I didn’t say that. I think if you’re looking about guaranteeing paid family and medical leave, which virtually every other major country has, so that when a mom gives birth, she doesn’t have to go back to work in two weeks, or there’s an illness in a family, dad or mom can stay home with the kids. That will require a small increase in the payroll tax (INAUDIBLE) Senator Gillibrand’s legislation and we can accomplish that with a — just a small increase in the payroll tax.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But that will…
SANDERS: — idea.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That’s going to hit everybody.
SANDERS: That would hit every — yes, it would. But it would mean that we would join the rest of the industrialized world and make sure that when a mom has a baby, she can, in fact, stay home with that baby for three months rather than go back to work at one — at the end of one week.
We are the only major — only country — only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid family and medical leave.
Look, George, the truth of the matter is we do a lot of great things in this country. But we are behind many other countries in protecting the middle class and working families.
Right after he said this he went on to rant about Social Security, which I think he hoped would distract everyone from what he said about increasing everyone’s taxes.
Lady Thatcher said it best: the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.