On Sunday, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by CBS host John Dickerson on CBS program “Face the Nation.”
The interview revolved mostly around economic issues, specifically Bernie’s viewpoints concerning the Republican-supported tax reform bill.
“If the Democrats take control of the Senate, and you caucus with the Democrats, what’s the promise to America about what will be done to reverse the state of affairs that you’re so unhappy with?” Dickerson asked.
Bernie started speaking about income inequality and DREAMers before Dickerson interrupted, and proposed again the initial question.
“If Democrats take control, are corporate taxes going up?” Dickerson asked again.
“I think we’re going to take a very hard look at this entire tax bill and make it a tax bill that works for the middle class, and working families, not for the top one percent and large multinational corporations,” Sanders said.
Dickerson continued to press Sanders: “But there’s no question that in order to achieve all of the things you want, taxes are going to have to go up on corporations. If they’re down to 21 as a result of this legislation, you can’t find the money anywhere else.”
“Absolutely, yes, absolutely. In my view, absolutely.” Sanders finally replied.
Current polling suggests that the “Blue Midterm” that Bernie is counting on to give Democrats legislative power is highly unlikely. Still, watch for Democrats to put significant emphasis on 2018 voting, the midterm represents one of the only legitimate threats to the goals of the Trump administration.