Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM

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Hillary Clinton must think it will help her win votes, and it won't lose her votes, and man, does it pump up her supporters. Added bonus: it's exactly what she should do if/when she's elected president.

Here's what Hillary said at her rally with Elizabeth Warren in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, June 27.
"I have made a pledge. I will not raise taxes on the middle class, but we are going to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy."
I can't find any wiggle words in that statement. Twenty-six words, 20 of them one syllable (22 if you include "taxes"), the only word over two syllables is "corporations." Simple, direct, to the point, and understandable by every voter who hears it. Tax the wealthy. Tax corporations. Instead of giving them tax breaks, make them pay their fair share. And don't add to the tax burden of the struggling middle class.

I'm not running for office so it's not my ass on the line, but I think Arizona would respond well to that pitch from its Democratic candidates. It could give some Democratic voters who plan to skip the election a reason to vote for you, and it could pull in a few disaffected, undecided voters who know they're being screwed while the wealthy are making out like bandits. It sure beats hell out of reinforcing the Republican mantra, "No new taxes," by pretending we can fund state services adequately with the money we have, along with, maybe, a little extra by getting rid of a few tax breaks for corporations.

Democrats in safe districts, why not give it a try? Democrats in tougher districts, who knows, it just might make things a little less safe for Republicans.

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