Sanders: Trump Spewing ‘Total Nonsense’ Over GOP Tax Giveaway for Billionaires

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"What this is about," said Senator Bernie Sanders on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning, "is fulfilling Republican promises made to wealthy campaign contributors. There is a reason why the billionaire class provides hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions to Republicans. And now is payback time." (Image: Screenshot/CNN)

Reprinted from Common Dreams on November 19. It is unattributed.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) described President Donald Trump’s claim that Democrats are obstructing progress on tax overhaul efforts in Congress as “total nonsense” on Sunday.

“Democrats,” Sanders told Jake Tapper on CNN’s Face The Nation, “have been shut out of this process just as they were shut out of the healthcare legislation process.”

Going further, Sanders said that Trump “should understand” exactly what’s going on and why Democrats, as well as a large majority of the US public, do not like or trust what the Republicans in Congress are attempting to do with what they call “tax reform” but which progressive critics have identified—and numerous analyses have shown—as nothing more than a “tax scam” that gives to the rich at the expense of the lower- and middle-classes. …

Common Dreams 11/19

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