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. …