Former New York City mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg recently said during a campaign event that it is necessary to tax the poor so that they «will live longer.»
Many people in the media see Bloomberg as the savior of the Democratic party considering he is a «moderate» voice however these recent comments question that claim.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,» Bloomberg started. «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.»
“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
Bloomberg’s campaign seems to be off to a rocky start considering his own campaign manager, Kevin Sheekey, recently said that President Trump is on his way to win again in 2020.
«Mike is getting in this race because he thinks that Donald Trump is an existential crisis and he thinks he’s on a path to victory and he’s getting in to alter that dynamic,” Sheekey said while talking to CNN.
Sheekey discussed his bizarre campaign plan which is completely ignoring swing states like Iowa and New Hampshire and only focusing on states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.
«You can say it’s never been done before, but you also have to say is no one’s ever tried it before,” he said.
“That’s the whole general election. And right now Donald Trump is winning, he is winning that election. It’s very tough for who people don’t live in New York or California to understand that, but that is what’s happening,” Sheekey continued.
Just last Sunday, the former Republican New York City Mayor announced that he would be running for President. Bloomberg made it pretty clear that he was only running to beat President Trump.
“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg wrote in his statement.
“We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” he added. “He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”
Check out what Breitbart reported:
Bloomberg’s entrance comes just ten weeks before primary voting begins, an unorthodox move that reflects anxiety within the Democratic Party about the strength of its current candidates.
As a centrist with deep ties to Wall Street, Bloomberg is expected to struggle among the party’s energized progressive base. He became a Democrat only last year. Yet his tremendous resources and moderate profile could be appealing in a primary contest that has become, above all, a quest to find the person best-positioned to deny Trump a second term next November.
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