Panicked Pelosi Gets Defensive Over Tax Increases
Panicked House Democrats are on defense as the presidential primary turns further and further to the left. When asked about Bernie Sanders’ proposals for massive tax increases, Nancy Pelosi said, “We’re not running on any platform of raising taxes.” This comes after the New York Times reported last week that some Democrats were afraid “other Democratic candidates could be linked to his [Sanders’] staunchly liberal views, particularly his call to raise taxes, even on middle-class families, to help finance his universal health care plan.”
While Pelosi may be publicly balking at Sanders’ plan, the fact is that both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed massive tax increases that would affect middle-class Americans. House Democrats will be forced to defend these unpopular proposals this fall.