Bernie Sanders was on the hot seat and slipped up.
And now Democrats are in big trouble.
Sanders ended up admitting the one thing that spells really bad news for their chances in 2018.
Bernie Sanders figured he was in for a softball interview on CNN.
The Trump-hating network does their best to prop-up Democrats and attack Republicans.
It’s a 24 hour hate fest that’s turned off many Americans.
During the interview, Sanders was asked about the GOP tax bill and was forced into a stunning admission.
When asked if he thought the tax cuts for 91 percent of middle class Americans should be made permanent, Sanders responded “yes.”
The Hill reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday agreed the tax cuts for the middle class in the GOP tax bill are a “very good thing” — but added they should have been made permanent.
“That’s why we should’ve made the tax breaks for the middle class permanent. But what the Republicans did is made the tax breaks for corporations permanent, the tax breaks for the middle class temporary,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“Meanwhile, at the end of 10 years, well over 80 billion Americans are paying more in taxes. Thirteen million Americans, as a result of this legislation, lose their health insurance. Health premiums are going up. You’ve got a $1.4 trillion deficit as a result of this bill. And [Speaker] Paul Ryan [R-Wis.] is going around saying ‘Oh, we have to offset that deficit by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,’ ” he continued.
“To answer your question, should we have focused on the needs of the middle class? We should have,” he said.
Republicans would return to Washington and pass a bill making those tax cuts permanent in five minutes.
But to do so they would need some votes from Democrats to break a filibuster.
Sanders saying the tax cuts should be made permanent exposed the Democrats as frauds.
They don’t want to cut anyone’s taxes.
Not a single Democrat took Sanders up on the offer and proposed a bill to make tax cuts permanent.
Instead they continued to peddle the fake news that the bill raised taxes on the middle class.
That is a lie too.
But the Democrats lie that they want to extend tax cuts for the middle class would be more deadly.
Republicans across the country can put their Democrat opponents on the spot by asking if they agree with the leadership’s refusal to permanently extend the tax cuts for 91 percent of middle class Americans.
Democrats will then be forced to agree with Republicans or risk looking like collaborators to their “resistance” base.
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