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Bloomberg: Taxing poor people is a good thing

Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 19,  2020 

Billionaire liberal presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign slogan should be: Open mouth, insert foot. 

The former New York mayor in the process of trying to buy the American presidency certainly has had a stretch of foot-in-mouth-itis. At least some of his more head-shaking faux pas are coming out as the chase for the Democratic Party nomination gets real. 

Bloomberg has been skewered for his comments in 2016 at the University of Oxford. Anna Kelly, Wisconsin press secretary for President Trump’s campaign. this week tweeted out the video clip of Bloomberg dissing farmers. 

“I could teach anybody — even people in this room, no offense intended — to be a farmer. It’s a (process): you dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn,” said Bloomberg during an appearance of Oxford’s Distinguished Speaker’s Series. 

Members of the agri-business community didn’t find Bloomberg’s comments so distinguished. 

“So demeaning, elitist, and out-of-touch it’s appalling,” Kelly tweeted. 

Bloomberg’s campaign said the video clip was taken out of context, but fact checkers Snopes.com notes that it “was authentic and not doctored.” 

And Mr. Nanny State can’t hide from his record of pushing taxes on sugary drinks and why he believes that taxing poor people is “a good thing.” At the IMF’s Spring Meeting in 2018, elitist Bloomberg insisted that slapping a soda tax on the poor will save their lives. 

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