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Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich
Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson

Posted on 04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy?

TRUMP: I do. I do – including myself. I do.

That was...this morning, in an interview that featured some other controversial statements.  In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.'  But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes.  Just the opposite.  As we've seen on issues such immigrationabortion and foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions.  His stances aren't rooted in conviction, coherent ideological underpinnings or governing philosophy.  They "evolve" and morph depending on how Trump is feeling in any given moment.  Some professed conservatives may be perfectly comfortable voting for a tax-hiking, entitlement reform-opposing critic of Ronald Reagan's tax cuts.  But many Republicans, including a 62 percent majority of GOP primary voters thus far, aren't eager to turn the keys of the party over to someone whose record and current statements build a strong case against the proposition that he's reliable conservative -- or much of a conservative at all.  Parting thought: It's astonishing that this man appeals to people who loathe establishment "insider" types.  Earlier in the answer above, longtime Democratic donor chuckles with multimillionaire celebrity newsman Matt Lauer about all the fancy parties they've attended together with hotshot bankers in New York.  Man of the people.

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Tax the Rich.
1 posted on 04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

And the hits just keep on comin...


2 posted on 04/21/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yep. Liberals want to raise taxes and tariffs.


3 posted on 04/21/2016 2:09:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Responsibility2nd

Fantastic.

But to Trumpbots, this won’t matter.

They will justify any liberal idea this leftist RINO proposes as if it’s no big deal.


4 posted on 04/21/2016 2:10:38 PM PDT by diamond6 ("I'm going to do EXACTLY what I told you I'm going to do!" - Ted Cruz)
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To: Responsibility2nd

New York (TAX) Values.


5 posted on 04/21/2016 2:11:08 PM PDT by jessduntno (The mind of a liberal...deceit, desire for control, greed, contradiction and fueled by hate.)
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To: unixfox

If you’d told me just one year ago, that Freepers would be defending raising taxes, abortion “rights” being included in the party platform, and perverts in the bathroom with little girls, I would have thought you were insane...


7 posted on 04/21/2016 2:12:26 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: diamond6
They'll justify it because they are stupid enough to really believe King Trumpy is going to build a wall, make mexico pay for it, and deport illegals (before he lets the good ones come back okay).... oh and ban the muslim religion in this country.

Who says you have to be a democrat to be gullible...?

8 posted on 04/21/2016 2:12:39 PM PDT by kjam22 (America need forgiveness from God..... even if Donald Trump doesn't)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Trump's tax plan has been on his site for months, for all to read: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform
9 posted on 04/21/2016 2:13:01 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Today, the United States experienced a tsunami of “conservatives” now OK with higher taxes, guys in women’s restrooms, and liberalizing the GOP platform on abortion.


10 posted on 04/21/2016 2:13:38 PM PDT by gdani (Election 2016: Pick your liberal)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Congrats Responsibility2nd, you all got the trifecta today with Trump. I will give you that.


11 posted on 04/21/2016 2:13:38 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Spoken like the true liberal Donald is and has been. The trumpists will look the other way on this, nothing to see here, move along.......


12 posted on 04/21/2016 2:13:41 PM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: diamond6

He’s already starting the General Election.

_____________________________________________

Indeed. He has kicked conservatives to the curb. Now he feels bold enough to shoot the finger to the Trumpsters who believed his lies.

He’s a progressive democrat. Always has been.


13 posted on 04/21/2016 2:14:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Sorry Donald. My candidates support pro-life.)
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To: chae

Rudy II. FR had a purge over NY values in 2008...


14 posted on 04/21/2016 2:14:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Donald Trump - Simple solutions for the simple minded...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Tax the Rich.

Just the liberal ones, and most rich folks are liberals, despite what their class warfare rhetoric would tell you.

15 posted on 04/21/2016 2:15:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chae
If you’d told me just one year ago, that Freepers would be defending raising taxes, abortion “rights” being included in the party platform, and perverts in the bathroom with little girls, I would have thought you were insane...

Yep. And in the meantime, FReepathons are lasting longer and longer and longer. Gee, I wonder why.

16 posted on 04/21/2016 2:15:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Sorry Donald. My candidates support pro-life.)
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To: kjam22; Jim Robinson
They'll justify it because they are stupid enough to really believe King Trumpy is going to build a wall,

In the spirit of unity I am ping Mr. Robinson into this thread.

17 posted on 04/21/2016 2:15:37 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Born In America
I'd bet you $100 bucks he legalizes the "good ones" without sending them back, without building the wall, and without billing Mexico a penny.
18 posted on 04/21/2016 2:15:39 PM PDT by kjam22 (America need forgiveness from God..... even if Donald Trump doesn't)
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To: plain talk

Cruz wants VAT which is the poster child for globalist liberal socialist taxation.


19 posted on 04/21/2016 2:16:35 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think Guy has a thing for Trump - he wants a real alpha male badly. Trumps tax plan has been public for 9 months. He isn’t abandoning that regardless of Guy’s fantasies about Trump or taxes. The only domestic tax I’ve heard about from Trump is eliminating carried interest at the cap gains rate and taxing it at the ordinary rate like anyone else that works in a business. Of course the ordinary rate will be 25 not 42. But Guy can dream if he acts up enough Trump will notice him.


20 posted on 04/21/2016 2:17:06 PM PDT by major-pelham
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