Bloomberg: Taxing the poor is good, because they will not be able to hurt themselves





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@Absinthe_Mind Absinthe_Mind · #Newsroom · 4 months ago
Sarahknowsbest · 4 months ago

His presidential race ends here. This is the most paternalistic, cringe-worthy interview I have heard in my life.
“So, I listen to people saying 'oh 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”.

He is an autocrat, and what he suggests is an assault on freedom of everything. People do not need you telling them what to do!

stablegenius305 · 4 months ago

He is talking about unhealthy behaviors, drinks, obesity…and he spent 160 million to prevent people from smoking e-cigarettes.

patkgreen · 4 months ago

Is it possible that this person has any hope of becoming the president. Maybe the president of the USSR! They loved being told what to do and what was the best for them.