(Tea Party PAC) – Well, this is hilarious.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fancied by some, most especially himself, as the new great hope for the dying Democratic party who currently has absolutely no one that can win in 2020.
So far, it’s not going that great.
Bloomberg, who just announced his run for the party nomination last weekend, is now arguing that his plan to tax the poor is a good idea because then they can “live longer.”
Michael Bloomberg: I listen to people who say, “Well we don’t want to tax the poor.” Well, we want the poor to live longer. So that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do. The question is do you want to pander to those people or do you want to get them to live longer. And there’s just no question if you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less.
This is hilarious. It’s clearly how he’s trying to stand out in the field crowded with half-baked socialist who can’t seem to balance their wild promises of free everything with reasoned answers on how they’re going to pay for all that.
Bloomberg is just going full progressive eugenicist by arguing that taxes will save poor people’s lives? It’s like some wires got crossed in his brain.
Talk about the ultimate statist!
“When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.”
~Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg pic.twitter.com/23p443ieg4
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) November 28, 2019
We’re not the only ones who think the prospect of Bloomberg 2020 run.
President Donald Trump, upon hearing the news, was quick to express amusement.
“Little Michael will fail,” Trump said last Friday. “There’s nobody I’d rather run against than Little Michael.”
“I‘ve known Michael Bloomberg for a long time. He said a lot of great things about Trump. But I know Michael. He became just a nothing. He’s not going to do well, but I think he’s going to hurt [Joe] Biden, actually,” he added.
Featured image credit: Center For American Progress – flickr.com/photos/americanprogress/3465790965