WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Trump’s criticism of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) hypocrisy for refusing to pay more in federal income taxes, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“So-called ‘progressives’ like Sen. Sanders have no qualms with calling for higher taxes for wealthy Americans such as themselves. But behind the façade of class warfare, Sanders would clearly rather keep his hard earned money. Like many other Democratic presidential candidates, he is a blatant hypocrite.
“The good news for Sen. Sanders is that through FreedomWorks’ ‘Pay Your Fair Share First’ campaign, we have streamlined the process for wealthy ‘progressives’ to give more of their money to the government, if they are so inclined.
“Truth be told, no American should be paying higher taxes. Americans have a history of charitable giving to be proud of. If Sen. Sanders is serious about addressing our nation’s problems, maybe he should take a page from his fellow Americans and donate more to charity.”