(Gateway Pundit) – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the latest Democrat to jump in the primary race to save the party from itself.
It didn’t take long though for Bloomberg to promise to tax the poor “so they will live longer.”
Michael Bloomberg: I listen to people who say, “Well we don’t want to tax the poor.” Well, we want the poor to live longer. So that they can get an education and enjoy life. 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 those people or do you want to get them to live longer. And there’s just no question if you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less.
And he’s the smart Democrat!
“When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.”
~Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg pic.twitter.com/23p443ieg4
— Rob O’Donnell (@odonnell_r) November 28, 2019
Flashback: Trump Slaps Bloomberg: ‘Little Michael Will Fail’ If He Runs In 2020
After word broke that Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is mulling whether to jump into the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, President Trump weighed in.
“Little Michael will fail,” Trump said Friday outside the White House as he headed to the Marine One helicopter on his way to a fundraising trip in Georgia. “There’s nobody I’d rather run against than Little Michael.”
“I‘ve known Michael Bloomberg for a long time. He said a lot of great things about Trump. But I know Michael. He became just a nothing. He’s not going to do well, but I think he’s going to hurt [Joe] Biden, actually,” Trump said.
“But he doesn’t have the magic to do well. … He’ll spend a lot of money. He has some really big issues, some personal problems, and he’s got a lot of other problems. But I know Michael Bloomberg fairly well. Not too well, but fairly well. Well enough. He will not do well. And if he did [enter the race], I’d be happy.”
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