Howard Dean Commits Candor: Tax Increases for All!

July 27, 2018

by Rob Roper

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, who went on to serve as the Democratic National Committee Chairman, admitted in a recent interview on MSNBC with a bit of a chuckle, “This is going to seem like heresy from a Progressive: The truth is, everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich.” Everybody. That means you.

This is, of course, is absolutely accurate if the increasingly “progressive” agenda of the left, which includes government run healthcare, government run childcare, “free” college for all, a government provided guaranteed income, the list goes on is enacted into law. None of these things is free. It must be paid for, and, as such, Dean’s comment should be obvious. Squeezing just “the rich” won’t be enough to satisfy the progressives thirst for other people’s money. Everybody will be squeezed, and squeezed hard.

Dean’s candor is in contrast to the misleading rhetoric we hear from the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who nonsensically imply that just the billionaires being forced to pay their “fair share” (a term they refuse to define) will be enough to pay for their agenda. Not even close. Hold onto your wallet.

Dean’s comments also highlight just how far to the left the Democratic Party has moved in a relatively short time. As a governor, Dean was considered to be a moderate, particularly on fiscal issues. Now he is characterizing himself as a Progressive and gleefully endorsing higher taxes on the poor, the middle class. I’m not sure that’s what lower and middle income Americans think they’re signing up for. Thanks to Dean for at least being honest.

– Rob Roper is president of the Ethan Allen Institute.

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert July 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm

What he is saying is he and all leftists believe your life belongs to the state. That’s why they think you should willingly surrender your time and money for them to redistribute. Socialism, even shined up with the word “Democratic” in front of it is slavery.

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William Hays July 28, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Dean = Dumb Dirtball.

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fred July 30, 2018 at 11:02 am

He like the rest of em are just along for the free stuff, we pay for them to play, and it needs to stop

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Luke August 2, 2018 at 1:31 am

Always sounds good to them, but they never look down the road and figure out where the money will come from when all the jobs dry up because they were taxed out of the Country. Yes the money does run out.

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