Stunner. Top Democrat Says ‘Raise Taxes on All Americans’ Not Just Millionaires (Video)

Wow. Democrats don’t even try to hide it anymore.
Former Senator Bill Bradley proposed raising taxes on all Americans not just millionaires to pay off Barack Obama’s record deficits.

Washington Times reported:

A former Democratic senator and presidential candidate is proposing a controversial fix to the nation’s economic woes: raise taxes, and not just on millionaires.

“No one is saying that right now, and someone has to say it,” Bill Bradley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“If we’re going to succeed, we have to face our problems squarely. The deficit is one problem, and that requires taxes on a lot of people, not just the wealthy,” Mr. Bradley said.

The former NBA star, who mounted a 2000 presidential bid but ultimately lost to Al Gore, appeared on CNN on Sunday morning to promote his new book, “We Can All Do Better.”

In it, he lays out controversial steps the federal government should take to turn around a stalled economy. In addition to hiking taxes on many Americans, he proposes a massive $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would fund 50 projects across the nation.

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  • Stephana

    Stop spending!

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  • Robert

    “he proposes a massive $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would fund 50 projects across the nation.”

    Not buying into that. After all, we found that ‘shovel-ready jobs weren’t as shovel-ready as we thought’ especially when the money ends up going to government employees at various levels.

  • Bill Mitchell

    The AMAZING part is that Democrats KNOW raising tax rates does NOT increase tax revenues. They don’t care. This is not about raising revenue – it’s about destroying capitalism so that everyone must be dependent upon the state.


    George Bush NEVER cut taxes! That’s right. He cut tax rates. Taxes themselves (as in revenues to the Treasury) actually skyrocketed. Why Republicans NEVER mention this on TV when someone brings up “the Bush tax cuts” is beyond me.

  • pink tie Republican

    Bill Bradley = Princeton moron. Book smart, no common sense. Bill, stick to basketball.

  • Frank Scarn

    Would it come as any surprise to learn that Bradley is a member of the CFR, cheerleaders for World Government?

  • Babsy

    #4: Bingo! Their goal is to destroy America.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #4 Bill Mitchell

    Why Republicans NEVER mention this on TV when someone brings up “the Bush tax cuts” is beyond me.

    Remember, Bill: it’s the Stupid Party (R) vs. the Evil Party (D).

    I’m beginning to question how “Good” can be so stupid. Evil has always been crafty, devious, deceitful, and like serpents, so it’s never a surprise when the Democrats exhibit all of these “qualities”.

    But the stupidity, gullibility, and fearfulness of the Republicans is what made me quit calling myself Republican, or even allying myself with them. Hey, at least they’re “good”.

    So was Polycarp, who lives.

  • I think the heat at the shore got to him this weekend. NJ, for heaven’s sake….ELECT CONSERVATIVES !!!!

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    #4 Bill
    of course they don’t bring it up. The media are brain dead, and so are most of the pundits and analysts.

    This weekend alone, I must have screamed 8 times at the TV … eg. ASK HIM …. (fill in the blank). Nope, not a chance.

    This am on Fox I think I heard 3 different Dims talk about the GOP’s refusal to pass a Job’s bill. NOT ONCE DID I HEAR THAT THE HOUSE HAS PASSED THIRTYJOBS BILLS, all of which are still sitting on Harry Reid’s desk.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Of course this is their endgame, tax us into submission like the Europeons.

  • Mad Hatter


    Why is this a stunner? Bradley is saying what the other Donkeys don’t have the guts to say in front of a camera.

  • Robert

    #1 Stephana

    Stop spending!

    “No one (in DC) is saying that right now, and someone has to say it.”

  • Like drunks and drug addicts, they never even consider just trying to break the habit…you know, STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY!!!

  • mcc

    “Let’s raise taxes!”

    “No one is saying that right now, and someone has to say it,” Bill Bradley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
    In addition to hiking taxes on many Americans, he proposes a massive $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would fund 50 projects across the nation.

    Bill…this keyboard I’m hammering right now is smarter than you.

  • Jaynie59

    The important quote in that interview comes at 5:13. “Government is the foundation of this country”.

    That’s it. It’s not just that he says it, but his manner and demeaner when he says it. Starting at about 4:55 he just starts talking about how government is central to our lives until he gets to the main point that all liberals believe.

    They have no idea what it is to be an American. They really don’t. And that, more than anything else, is what makes you a liberal today. Until conservatives understand that and fight back to defeat that kind of thinking this country is doomed.

  • snap boy

    So raise taxes to begin paying off the huge deficits of the past four years – and then borrow more money for building infrastructure!

    Why do democrats never consider the best approach is to start by spending less – and with the debt so high, a lot less.

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  • Robert

    The problem is the Republicans are just Dem-Lite.
    They barely say anything about less spending,
    and don’t really DO anything about it at all.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Bradley must owe one of his commie buds a reach around, hence being a surrogate mouthpiece.

  • bg
  • #14…the only way they are going to stop spending your is to not give it to them in the first place. we need tax repeal not tax reform. the politicans created this economic mess not private citizens. the less money in the hands of these incompentents the better off the american people will be.

    as for bradley he was always a government control advocate. he just preaching the liberal line we have to increase taxes because we have a budget crisis. tax increases always result in increased spending not reduced deficits. the only thing that has reduce deficits as others here have pointed out is cuts in the tax rates.

  • daryl

    flying bats guano.. += equal a bg link.

    you tell ’em!

  • bg


    daryl #23 July 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm



  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “No one is saying that right now, and someone has to say it,” Bill Bradley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

    Easy to say for someone for which there is no political risk in advocating more/higher taxation.

  • no one is saying we have to raise taxes—not true judge roberts just said it last wek.

  • IT’S. THE. SPENDING. STUPID! That’s the essential thing that needs to be addresses if we are to succeed. Stick to basketball.

  • tony clifton

    will any repubs step up & start calling these librards out ?? beyond frustrating they are using Juan mcLame playbook . WTF !

  • RoadKill

    BAD NEWS folks, not only are they going to raise taxes on everyone, but they will also propose a VAT on all sales and services.

    This, along with a drastic cut in entitlement payouts, will place America within the social paradigm of the rest of the world. Obama’s main goal accomplished – wealth redistribution.

    For the health conscious, who are always whining about the obesity in the country, that problem will have been solved. It’s hard to maintain weight when you eat ‘rock soup’ 4 times a week.

  • doberman

    Where did this tool get his degree, K-Mart Tech? Fact is his democrat cronies just levied the largest tax increase on all Americans. It’s getting close for true reforms for DC.
    – term limits of 12 years on congress
    – once out of office, they stop getting a government paycheck
    – when they pass a law, it applies to them, like social security and obeyme-care

    That should get things rolling.

  • daryl

    Some good news(I think) for returning vets who don’t mind traveling to a job.

    VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars

    daryl #23 July 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm


    bg #24 July 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm


  • daryl

    What happened to how dumbed down is we bg?

  • dwd

    So let’s see the Democrat playbook…
    1) spend a lot of “stimulus” money you don’t have to create a crisis that can only be resolved by raising taxes
    2) raise taxes to supposedly pay off that new debt
    3) spend even more money you don’t have
    4) raise more taxes

    Also, to a Democrat taxes solve any problem:
    1) The economy is in the crapper–RAISE TAXES since government revenue is down.
    2) The economy is going gangbusters–RAISE TAXES since businesses only need to earn so much profit, and that excess profit can be better used by government

    If you follow this Democrat logic:
    1) recession/depression
    2) raise taxes to replace lost government revenue
    3) economy magically recovers (not true, but to a Democrat this is what would happen)
    4) raise taxes because businesses don’t need/deserve all that profit and government can spend it better

    For Democrats, there is no situation where the solution is NOT raise taxes!
    Good economy or bad economy, raise taxes.

  • Another airball from Bradley

    The only thing ‘shocking’ about it is that he spilled it before the election,
    didn’t he get the memo to trash Romney 24/7…?

  • Brae

    Tax more souse we can spend more! The Dem mantra….

  • vityas

    Raise taxes to pay back the money he stole from us.

  • What do you expect from someone whose crowning achievement in life is throwng a ball through a hoop?

  • anti-bho

    Just read at FreeRepublic that Ernest Borgnine has passed away at 95.
    Great actor. And no hope of Hollywood producing a replacement soon.

  • Tim in Cali

    Psst. Bradley,come here…listen up

    If the Government died tomorrow…I wouldn’t

    It’s Liberals who are inept at life.

  • Jaimo

    Oh trust me, raising taxes on “all Americans” does not mean the loser class that pays no taxes, yet gets a refund every year. You know, Obama voters. They’re only referring to us, the true middle class who get to pay for everything.

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  • donh

    DEATH awaits the Democrats…When free is no longer free. When reality sets in ….. When the TRUE freeloading dead beat has to pay someting to get something ” for nothing “….there will be HELL to pay. Then NOBODY is gonna want your stinkin socialism….except the bosses of state who make a very good living LYING to people and wasting borrowed money….. That is when we risk these corrupt tyrants making the final power grab to shut down elections and lock the cage of our new slavery.

  • Hodgehog

    This clown has gotten hit in the face with basketball a few too many times.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    someone must have finally figured out that raising taxes on the 1% would only support the Dim’s spending habit for about 6 hours.

  • jmt

    So, tea party is bad…. where’s the comment about occupy, oh, sorry, bill, that’s a democrat sacred cow, but hey, just like you, full of lots of bill…..or is that bull?!?

  • Indiana

    Hey Bill…..weren’t you paying attention last week? Obamacare did just that!

  • Restless

    Do Democrats ever – EVER – recognize that overspending is the problem?

  • Patty

    If Obama is re-elected, it is likely he is going to fight hard to raise taxes, and a lot. He is a tax raiser. He has been talking about raising taxes every chance he’s gotten over the last 4 years.

    My expectation? That he will raise taxes on everyone, even the working class poor, in an attempt to pay down the government’s huge, out of control, insatiable spending debt.

    Will Obama succeed? He won’t succeed in paying the debt no matter what, because no matter what this government just spends more and more. But he will succeed in raising taxes, if re-elected.

  • Patty

    American Patriot Proves Obama Tax Pays For “Free” Illegal Alien Health Care

    Ille­gal aliens are already receiv­ing health care at tax­payer expense from Oba­macare, and they’re extremely happy that the Supreme Court has ruled to con­tinue the program. via
    The above is one of the many reasons Obama must have All Americans pay higher taxes.

    Democrats truly believe, especially Obama feel that they need it to spend more and put us deeper in debt.

  • Patty

    So, the democrats must raise taxes to pay for what Obama has done to this nation (nothing is really free) but Obama is playing up the Hispanic Votes and giving them the Kitchen sink. And who pays, We All Do.

  • Patty

    ‘They Will Kill Their Own Kind’
    Jeremiah Wright: ‘White racist alien DNA’ running through synapses of Obama’s brain

    Read more:

  • Patty

    ref: #51 and #52 OT

    Speaking at the 100th anniversary of a Washington, D.C. church, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright knocked President Barack Obama and accused America’s elite academic institutions of instilling racism.

    Wright opened up his sermon at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church Sunday by reading from the Book of Isaiah and speaking of the importance of foundational stones. Using that as a metaphor, Wright proceeded to list dozens of names that he suggested were foundational stones for the black community, from Nat Turner to Emmett Till to W.E.B Du Bois.

    He then seemingly took a shot at his former parishioner, President Obama.

    “They are the foundation,” he said of the names he listed. “These stones of memory shall serve as a sign among you so that in the future when your children, who only know Oprah and Obama, when our children who speak the language of Nas, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne (Weezy) and Ludacris. When your children ask you who are these people and what do these stones mean, these stones mean, you can tell them what it is that God did to get us from where we were to where we are.”

    “This is how God brought us out,” he continued. “This is how God brought us over, this is how God brought us through.”

    Notably absent from Wright’s list of names was the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Wright later went on to suggest that America’s elite universities infect African Americans with “white racist DNA.”

    Read more:

  • Patty
  • Ripped

    #22 July 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    tommy mc donnell commented:

    You are correct Sir if everyone quit paying taxes we could shut these incompetents down within 60 days.

  • Ripped

    #47 July 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    Restless commented:

    No and neither do Republicans.

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  • LL

    50% of all Americans pay no federal income tax. Those are not the people who tend to create jobs.

  • conservative cookie

    No. No, to more taxes. Yes, to the end of pensions for the milionaires in the Senate. Yes, to term limits in both houses of Congress. Yes, to cutting the salaries for the President, Vice-President, and the U.S. Senators. Yes, to the end of national budget busting programs like the stimulus, which put all America and its citizens into this financial hell-hole. Finally, Mr. Bradley is telling the truth about what is going to happen in a second term with President Obama. The president wants a infrastructure program in his second term, the only way to accomplish this feat is to raise taxes on everyone. The rational will be that everyone in this country uses the highways of America, therefore, “if you build it they will come.” The stimulus was a infrastructure program- a huge cliff from which so many Americans fell.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    will any repubs step up & start calling these librards out ??

    Your best bet is to give up; thinking about something that’s probably not going to happen is likely to result in an ulcer.

  • Perfected democrat

    MORON DEMOCRAT ALERT!!!!!!! “Government is not the problem… government is the foundation, we just need to spend a trillion dollars on 50 projects and have the “Federal Government” pay 30% of new job salaries that business will volunteer to create for two years….” Maybe he was advocating a great idea, a fair flat tax for everybody in a business friendly and competent regulatory environment, and which might stimulate so many jobs that America could expand LEGAL immigration, yeah right, and I’ve got some nice vacation property for you in Cairo… In the meantime it’s hot, this typing has made me thirsy, a nice super-sized cold drink would hit the spot. What, that’s illegal now? Ok, I’ll just get a six-pack, so what’s a little extra cost for the packaging to me…. Morons…..

  • paul52

    Hard to believe that Bradley, from Crystal City,MO) was a Rhodes scholar. Obviously no common sense.

  • Perfected democrat

    #59, you’re right, but misery loves company.

  • Raise taxes, raise taxes, raise taxes! Don’t the stupid Socialist Democrats know yet that raising taxes doesn’t work anymore??? Didn’t they learn anything in elections of 2010 that we will not be taxed anymore? I know that the Democrats lost what they did because of ObamaCare being rammed through like the Democrats and Republican’s did it, but it was because of it being the largest tax increase in history to pay for it that was an issue as well?

    They will never learn. So the simplest thing to do is, anyone who is a Democrat and three-fourths of Republican’s need to be voted against. You’re probably asking, “Well, who does that leave to vote for?” And I’m not going to mention any other parties because none of them count, but what you look for is a strict Constitutional constructionalist, conservative who happens to be running under the Republican ticket. Otherwise get as absolutely close to that as possible.

    And any Democrat who changes parties and then acts like they’ve seen the light, kinda like Romney, but kinda like Romney who used to be a Democrat and voted for everything Socialist, and kinda like Romney who is a liberal Republican out of Mass. and is a liberal Republican, and is just singing a song in order to get the election from Republican’s this go around, vote for him just to keep a Socialist Democrat who is probably a Communist in sheeps clothing like Obama, out of office just to keep as many Democrats out of office as many times as possible term after term after term until they get the message that we aren’t going to vote for Democrats anymore because that’s their answer for all problems, tax, tax, tax, tax. Taxes don’t work anymore you bunch of dummies!!!

  • The Communist Manifesto says that the government is to levy a ever progressive, heavier taxation onto the people in order to slowly but surely dismantel their lifestyle until they don’t have enough money left but to barely be able to pay their minimum living expenses, and then keep taxing them somemore. Sometimes I wonder how the Soviet Union ever was able to do anything, even when it was the government that was doing it. I suppose printing your own money has it’s up side, it’s the only way to get anything done and to keep more stuff from blowing up from it being so old or so badly built that it just falls apart after a couple of years.

  • Has anyone ever seen any newer cars built by the Soviets? Oh, did I say Soviets? Oh well, Putin is putting the old Soviet Union back together again, is what I heard and is just going back to where they left off after Gorbeshov got rid of the Communists in the government in Glasnos. The 90’s were the good ‘ol days.

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  • lefty

    Tax my wife…..please!

  • Limousine Barry

    This Democrat is trying to steal my appeal. I am going to announce that I will raise taxes on all Hollywood millionaires! That include George Looney! It’s only fair!

    But, let me be clear, no other Democrat gets the spot light! These greasy copy cat democrats that want my job can just stand in front of my speeding black bus! They suck!

    After they are under the bus I plan to announce that my 0bamaTax Waivers will not be honored. I screw the rich! I’ll screw the poor and I’ll screw the middle class.

    If you like more taxes then vote for me. Send me $3.00 before midnight!

    My Enormous Bus is running low on fuel and David Axelrod has new way to cheat my donors. I can’t give you any details at this time. I have said too much. Good day.

  • mcc

    OT —

    Just heard Lt. Col. Allen West:

    “You and I believe in a safety net. We just don’t want it to become a hammock.”

  • burt

    If a person is a Rhodes Scholar, it is a dead give away that they are a left wing retard.
    The private who become dictator always has a chest full of medals. Something never change.

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