[Ed. – It does get a little hard to follow, but hey, it’s 2018. As Brian Anderson points out, Bloomberg is the poster billionaire for funding anti-gun hysteria, so why should his riff on taxing the poor make sense? The “taxes or life” thing is genius, BTW. I don’t know. It just is. The feature image seemed appropriate.]
It’s Bloomberg’s expert opinion that slamming poor people with regressive taxes is a good thing because it allows the government to better control their behavior.
Don’t worry, Bloomberg has a justification for this terribleness.
“I listen to people say, ‘oh, I don’t want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so they can get an education and enjoy life,” he said.
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Oh, I get it now. If you take away poor people’s pittance, they will get a better education, and enjoy a long life through extreme poverty. Okay, I lied. I don’t get it.
“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 these people or do you want to get them to live longer?” Bloomberg asked.