Filmmaker and writer Ami Horowitz hit the streets of New York City to trick liberals into sharing their true feelings about the recently passed GOP tax bill by telling them it is Bernie Sanders’ tax plan.
Horowitz first asks people what they think of Trump’s tax plan and they all have something negative to say about the bill.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I feel like this is just another excuse for rich people to get a break on having to pay taxes like the rest of us hardworking people have to pay,” said one man.
The liberal talking point that the bill will hurt the middle class is the most common answer, one woman saying, “It doesn’t have much stuff in it for the middle-class, working Americans,” and another man said, “Seems like the middle class is going to get hit pretty hard here.”
After getting a feel for the public’s views on Trump’s bill, Horowitz introduces “Bernie’s competing plan,” which is actually the GOP plan.
When given the facts about the “Bernie” tax plan, such as a majority of families of four not having to pay any taxes at all, doubling the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000, lowering corporate taxes and keeping the Obama-era tax credits for clean energy, every single interviewee responded positively.
After Horowitz dropped the bombshell on the New Yorker’s and told them the “Bernie tax plan” was really Trump’s, they all agreed to give the GOP plan another look.
Referring to media silence on the positives of the bill, one man asked, “Why aren’t they showcasing those aspects of it then?”
Considering the remarkable change in public opinion once people are shown the facts, the answer is they should be.