So this was on Facebook today.
Yeah, sure, Bernie. I’ll bet the IRS would be surprised to learn that.
This wealthy induhvidual [sic] who likes to play up his common-man progressive credentials hasn’t got the brains to pour pee out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel.
Major American corporations — the ones that really bring in the dough hand over fist — pay plenty in taxes. The difference between them paying taxes and me or you paying taxes is that they build their taxes into their pricing structure. Every time you buy a newspaper, or a candy bar, or a fancy meal, or a car, or a house — you’re helping the corporation(s) that brought you those products pay their taxes.
And every time some dumb son-of-a-bitch like Bernie Sanders succeeds in making them pay more of “their fair share”, prices go up on all those products for the people who are least able to afford the increase. Multi-billion dollar oil companies, wanna stick ’em with windfall profit taxes? Price of gas goes up and it gets harder for people to go to work. Big soda-pop company, wanna stick ’em with a sugar tax? The price of a soda goes up and people lose their jobs when sales volume falls off. And it’s not just taxes — want to force big companies to pay $15/hr minimum wage? Prices go up and people lose jobs suddenly made too expensive for companies to provide.
Bernie’s right about one thing: America’s not broke.
But he’s damn wrong about who is and isn’t paying their taxes.
Hey Bernie — how can you afford those three homes you have? Maybe we should take a look at YOUR tax returns.