On Sunday night, DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison dodged four times when asked if his party would repeal tax cuts if they won a majority in Congress.
During an MSNBC interview, Ellison said that Democrats were going to target the working class during the upcoming midterm elections.
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki wondered if Democrats would repeal the Republican-led tax cuts if they were trying to attract blue-collar voters.
Kornacki explained, “The fact is working people did get something. Is the Democratic message to those working folks that you can keep the tax cut from Donald Trump, or is the message repeal the tax cut?”
Ellison said he believes the message to “rich folks” is to “repeal” as they got a larger proportion of the cuts.
He did not address what the message would be to the working class.
Kornacki questioned Ellison again, “But what about the tax cuts that folks got in their paychecks.”
Ellison responded, “How can we create a society where we can expect our kids to do better than us? Nothing about these tax cuts indicates that, in fact, working folks tax cuts…are temporary.”
Kornacki pressed, “I want to get a direct answer. They’re temporary but they do go for a number of years here, so, is the message…that the tax cut is going away?”
Ellison then shifted his talking points away from the fact that the tax cut helps rich people and corporations.
Instead, he said that the tax cuts are problematic because they would add to deficit spending. He also called the working class cuts “small money.”
Ellison declared, “They know that they’re being played.”
Once again, Kornacki asked Ellison if he wanted to get rid of the tax cuts.
Ellison said he was going to “look at what kind of tax situation” is “fair to everybody.”
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