The radical Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, is furious about what those dastardly DINO centrist Democrats were doing behind closed doors. Not only did they let Joe Manchin blackmail them into trimming the fat from the pork package, they’re actually daring to think the unthinkable. Tax breaks for billionaires, big ones. Sanders is speaking up and giving his cohorts a piece of his mind, before he loses it completely.
Bernie got burned
Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Bernie Sanders lost his mind on Tuesday, November 2, over reports that the week-kneed House Democrats are actually “considering lifting the cap on the state and local tax deduction.”
Smoke was pouring from his ears as he thundered that the move was clearly designed to “largely benefit wealthy individuals” and “beyond unacceptable.” He begged Nancy Pelosi to “find a way to protect middle-class workers without furnishing ‘tax breaks for billionaires.'”
Bernie has a whole bunch of radical Socialist basement dwelling supporters who can mobilize Antifa® and Black Lives Matter™ forces at the drop of a Molotov cocktail. He hints that he might be ready to call in the troops.
“Democrats campaigned and won on an agenda that demands that the very wealthy finally pay their fair share, not one that gives them more tax breaks.” His bunch is ready to “Eat The Rich.”
Bernie says he’s willing to give some ground but thats asking way too much. “I am open to a compromise approach which protects the middle class in high-tax states,” the card carrying Socialist declares.
“I will not support more tax breaks for billionaires.” He’s all for the proposal to hand illegals $450,000 each though, and doesn’t even mention that “amnesty” is buried in the Build Back Better nonsense.
A grain of SALT
The provision that has Bernie Sanders hopping mad involves the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. Trump capped it at $10,000 “as a means of funding tax cuts that mostly benefited the wealthy and corporations.”
Democrats who still have some remaining sense “are exploring a repeal of the $10,000 limit as part of their pared-down budget reconciliation package, a move favored by many Republicans, as well as right-wing Democrats from high-tax states.” Sanders has been heard yelling things around the office like “Traitors!” Once in a while you might hear him mutter, “dirty BLEEPards.” Even “Let’s Go Brandon!”
When cornered by reporters over the issue, Bernie didn’t mince words. “At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, the last thing we should be doing is giving more tax breaks to the very rich.”
The offensive tax cut is confirmed by Harvard economics professor James Furman, who notes, “a majority of Americans with a net worth of $50 to $300 million would get a tax cut under the Build Back Better plan with a full repeal of SALT.”
Furman is just as livid about the way Democrats threw Socialism under the bus “The bill would do more for the superrich than it does for climate change, child care, or preschool,” Furman whined. “That’s obscene.” It would also keep the economy from totally locking up from all the other ridiculous clauses.
Bernie Sanders is tired of being used by the Democrats as a doormat, but not tired enough to do anything about it yet. “Earlier on Tuesday, an exasperated Sanders expressed his disappointment and anger at Democratic colleagues for cutting key provisions including Medicare expansion, paid family leave, and free community college from the Build Back Better package, asking, ‘So, we drop what’s most popular?'”