At a campaign rally in Nebraska, Democrat Hillary Clinton made a bold announcement.
“Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” she said as billionaire Warren Buffett sat behind her. She then went on to explain:
Well we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class! [Emphasis added]
She obviously stumbled, meaning to say, “We are going to raise taxes on the super-rich.” But she misspoke.
What is even more revealing, however, is the crowd’s reaction. Here’s the video:
Notice that even Buffet claps approvingly.
A report by Americans for Tax Reform does actually cast doubt on whether Clinton’s promise was an accident.
Hillary has endorsed several tax increases on middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. She has said she would be fine with a payroll tax hike on all Americans, she has endorsed a steep soda tax, endorsed a 25% national gun tax, and most recently, her campaign manager John Podesta said she would be open to a carbon tax. It’s no wonder that when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if her pledge was a “rock-solid” promise, she slipped and said the pledge was merely a “goal.” In other words, she’s going to raise taxes on middle income Americans.
Perhaps it wasn’t a Freudian slip after all. Maybe, for the first time in her adult life, Hillary told the truth.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession