26 May 2015

Quote of the Day

It comes from my choice for Democratic nominee for President, Bernie Sanders:
In the interview, Sanders also indicates that he'd like to see a 90 percent tax rate in the country. After he sarcastically referred to that rate existing under "radical socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower," Harwood asked him if he thought it was too high. "No. That's not 90 percent of your income, you know?" explained Sanders, "That's the marginal. I'm sure you have some really right-wing nut types, but I'm not sure that every very wealthy person feels that it's the worst thing in the world for them to pay more in taxes, to be honest with you. I think you've got a lot of millionaires saying, "You know what? I've made a whole lot of money. I don't want to see kids go hungry in America. Yeah, I'll pay my fair share."
I love the bit about, "Radical socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower."

The whole discussion (it's informal enough that it's more of a chat than an interview) with John Harwood, NBC's Chief Washington correspondent, is well worth a watch.


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