This might surprise you, but in 1999 Donald Trump proposed the passage of a “National Wealth Tax” of 14.25 percent on all individuals with a net worth and net wealth of $10 million and higher. You can look it up online.
Wealth differs from income.
He wanted the money generated from it to pay off the entire national debt with the remainder being placed into the Social Security Trust Fund to make it more solvent for additional years.
That is not something that conservative Republicans believe in.
But I do. So should all “liberal/progressive” Democrats as well as many “moderates,” “centrists” and “independents.”
Take from the super-rich and give to help everyone else.
It is like “Robin Hood.”
It is part of my own platform and agenda.
So why are Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Tom Steyer the only national Democrats who support any version of it?
It is the only way to pay for the new social programs that people like AOC want.
It is the only way to raise enough money to help people.
Why is a political nobody like me seemingly the only person pointing this out to the American people?
Why are the so-called “compassionate,” “caring,” “loving” and “justice-seeking” liberal/progressive Democrats so silent and mute about this possibility?
Is it because it was Trump’s idea?
Stewart B. Epstein
Rochester, New York
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