A Message from Bernie Sanders, from his Facebook
Posted February 21st, 2017 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Foreword from NAL publisher Doug Draper – I am posting the following Facebook message from former U.S. presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, not just because of my admiration for him as one of the all-too-few honest, progressive-minded crusaders for people in politics today.
I am posting this one because what Bernie Sanders is saying here also applies to Canada where trickle down economics, and all the rhetoric around “we have to give more tax relief to the (so-called) job creators,” has been (and continues to be) peddled by politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal level at least going back to the days of Mike Harris and Stephen Harper.
Hey people – and, yes, I’m talking to all the rest of us who are earning less income in an entire year than the top CEOs in this country are earning in a couple of ours. We have to stop allowing ourselves to be conned by this.)
A Message from Bernie –
Trickle down economics is a fraudulent theory designed by the rich and their think tanks in order to protect the billionaires and large corporations. At a time of grotesque income and wealth inequality, the rich do not need more tax breaks and working people and their kids do not need cuts to education or other basic needs.
I’ll be in Kansas on Saturday. The state is in real trouble because the governor, Sam Brownback, pushed tax cuts for the wealthy claiming it would boost the economy.
Guess what. It didn’t work!
Kansas’s economy grew slower than the rest of the country and jobs did not come flooding in. What Governor Brownback did manage to do was create a billion-dollar hole in the state’s budget.
Now even some Republican state senators want to roll back Brownback’s tax cuts.
Let’s be clear. Corporate America and the 1% want it all. They are not content with the top 1/10th of 1% owning almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Their greed is unquenchable.
That is why we have got to stand together and demand a progressive tax system where the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes.
How absurd is it that our billionaire president doesn’t pay any federal taxes!
For more from Bernie Sander’s Facebook, click on – https://www.facebook.com/berniesanders/ .
If you are not on Facebook, you can follow Bernie Sanders on – https://www.sanders.senate.gov/ .
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