While campaigning with billionaire Warren Buffett, known as The Oracle of Omaha, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton received raucous cheers after she called for an increase in taxes on the middle class.
Buffett, who famously believes the ultra-rich should pay higher taxes has taken to openly attacking Trump of late, claiming the Republican nominee’s excuses for not releasing his tax returns simply don’t hold water.
Trump has argued that his tax returns are under audit so he cannot release them, but Buffett, whose own returns are under audit, said he’s willing to release his any time, any place if Trump will do the same.
During the speech, Clinton voiced her support for the so-called “Buffet Rule” that would increase taxes for anyone making more than one million dollars per year, after claiming he paid a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.
“Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super rich.”
The crowd responded with a Pavlovian round of boos to both Trump and the idea of the super rich.
Clinton continued her rant, before calling out for a tax increase on the middle class, which her supporters whole heartedly cheered for:
“Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now!
“We are going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
In the context of her Occupy Wall Street / Marxist style rant against wealth and hard work, this is likely a slip of the tongue, but that didn’t stop the Hillary supporters from openly cheering the comments – loudly and proudly.
Clinton’s rant against success notably failed to mention the almost 45% of Americans who pay no taxes whatsoever, or the fact that more than half of all federal income tax in 2014 was already paid by people making over $250,000 per year in income.