Sen. Bernie Sanders went head-to-head with Sen. Ted Cruz in a CNN town hall debate on the Republican Party’s tax plan on Wednesday night.
The polarizing topic has been at the center of Capitol Hill, as lawmakers have attempted to reform the tax code. Republicans, in an effort to pass the tax code, have explored trying to pass tax reform without Democratic support; while Democrats have complained that they have been left out of a crucial, bipartisan process in governing.
Included in the GOP tax plan is a 20% corporate tax rate, the elimination of the estate tax, and the implementation of three tax brackets.
Cruz defended the plan, saying on CNN, “Republicans want to lower the taxes for each and every person watching this debate,” and said that lowering the corporate tax rate would allow businesses to create more jobs.
Sanders, however, said the GOP’s tax plan is about giving “tax breaks to people who don’t need it.” The senator said he supports “a tax cut for the middle class and working families.”
Throughout the evening, the two senators threw several verbal jabs at each other’s expense.
As you can read In the liveblog below, the Bernie vs Cruz buget debate went as one might expect. (Bernie knows what he’s talking about and articulates it, Cruz does very little of either) There’s plenty of quotes, and tweets and all that stuff you might enjoy, so you may want to go check it out. I’ll be posting reactions articles in the comments but just incase you missed it and have time to spare, here it is:
(If this copy gets taken down I’ll find another version… because yet again for some reason these kind of things never make it to the MSM of your choices Youtube page)
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