Ted Cruz Makes Bernie Challenge Official With This Epic Tax Bill
It's that time again: Ted Cruz idea time. Now the senator's noggin has come up with a bill to make American lives a little less taxy for good. Oh, and he also wants the Berninator in on it. Surprise!
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has introduced a bill that would make the individual tax cuts included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act permanent.
While the corporate tax rate was cut permanently to 21 percent, most of the individual tax cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of 2025.
Cruz's bill would amend the tax code to make the individual tax cuts permanent so they would not expire.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said in an interview that the tax cuts should have been made permanent. Cruz responded that Sanders should cosponsor his bill.
"I agree, Bernie Sanders—let's make the middle-class tax cuts permanent," Cruz tweeted. "Join me, we'll cosponsor legislation (I've already got it drafted) that does exactly that, and we'll get it passed in January!"
Sounds about right. Bernie's always crying about the middle class (see Bernie Sanders Fakes Compassion for Middle Class Over Tax Reform, Ted Cruz Calls Him On It). Time for him to put his money where his sputtering mouth hole is. Also time to put a girdle where his 80-year-old man belly is. We'll wait.
Somehow I get the feeling we won't be hearing much from Sanders on this one. Pretending to champion for the middle class is a favorite pastime of leftists. They'll toss around buzzwords, but in reality? "Middle class" is Democrat for "taxpaying schmuck." The average taxpayer is the perfect scapegoat onto which progressives load all their tax greediness. Read Dear Middle-Class: Here's How Democrats Screw You the Worst.
Bernie might wheeze out a few niceties when it serves him. But at the end of the day, he's just another typical government oinklet. He has no interest in saving you money. After all, his fourth house ain't gonna buy itself.
Feel free to prove us wrong at any time, Bern!