Buttigieg Endorses Six Tax Hikes in 10 Days

Submitted by asabes on Friday, May 24th, 2019, 9,00 AM

In a 10-day span, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg endorsed the imposition of six tax increases on the American people.

It all started on May 9, when he endorsed a steep new “parcel tax” on homes and businesses while kowtowing to union bosses in Los Angeles. The tax will drive up the cost of living for owners and renters alike. “This could break me,” said resident Maria Fischer.

On May 16, Buttigieg endorsed a carbon tax, which would raise the cost of everything Americans buy and do.

And then during a Fox News town hall this past Sunday, Buttigieg proposed four new tax hikes – an income tax hike, a corporate tax hike, a wealth tax, and a financial transactions tax -- and slammed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as an “unnecessary and unaffordable tax cut for the very wealthiest.”

Buttigieg said he would institute a “fairer, which means higher marginal income tax rate on those earning the most,” “a reasonable wealth tax,” possibly a “financial transactions tax,” as well as raising unspecified corporate tax provisions.

Buttigieg is just as radical on taxes as the rest of the Democrat 2020 presidential field, and has now earned the nickname “Tax Hike Pete.”

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“First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts,” Joe Biden said during a campaign stop in Colombia, South Carolina on May 4.

“On day one, we gonna repeal that tax bill that benefited the top one percent and the biggest corporations in this country,” Kamala Harris said during a NAACP fundraiser in Detroit, Michigan on May 5.

“When I’m president, if God Willing I am, we’re going to reverse those Trump tax cuts,” Joe Biden said during a campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire on May 13.

“On day one, we gonna repeal that tax bill that benefited the top one percent and the biggest corporations in this country,” Kamala Harris said during a campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire on May 15.

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