Oh Brother… Newark Mayor Cory Booker Tells DNC Audience Raising Taxes Is “Patriotism!” (Video)
Oh brother… Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate speech today at the DNC. The lefty favorite told the audience that raising taxes was “patriotism.” The Democrat audience cheered and chanted “USA! USA! USA!”
The Ticket reported:
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate defense of Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, insisting it’s about love of country.
“Being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare. It’s patriotism,” Booker said, disputing an attack line often mentioned by Mitt Romney and his GOP allies.
Everyone, Booker argued, must pay their “fair share” at a time when the country is facing the enormous burden of paying down debts incurred by two wars.
Booker, who presented the party’s 2012 platform, argued Democrats are pursuing an agenda that is not politically divisive, but rather moving the country forward for everyone, regardless of political persuasion.
“It’s not about left or right, but moving America forward and our economy forward,” Booker said, his remarks interrupted repeatedly by chants of “USA! USA!”
And here we thought Booker was the sensible one.