Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bannon Wants a Butts Tax

Populist of the worst kind.
This is reason enough to cheer the effort of those who are attempting to get Trump adviser Steve Bannon tossed out of the White House. He is not about shrinking government. He is a populist in the worst sense of the term.

Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker who published his conversation with Anthony Scaramucci that got the Mooch fired, writes:
One idea [Bannon] has floated inside the White House is creating a new, higher tax rate, perhaps for income over a million dollars. He believes that the secret to sell it is to convince the President that raising taxes is a political winner. Bannon has become friends with Gerald Butts, a longtime political adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. They met in New York during the transition and now talk regularly. Bannon sees Butts as a sort of left-wing version of himself. Last year, as the Prime Minister’s popularity was in decline, Trudeau pushed through a tax hike on the rich, and it helped him rebound...

 “There’s nothing better for a populist than a rich guy raising taxes on rich guys,” Butts told Bannon.
This is pure Marxist hatred of the upper-class, a favorite crowd-pleasing hate fueled by current day statist-populist leaders, left and right


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