Senator Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE seems to be delusional. Why does he think that Americans are “delighted” at the notion of paying higher taxes to fund his radical proposals for health care and education? After years of economic suffering under President Obama, Americans are “delighted” to finally have a leader who has limited the role of the federal government in our lives and put a significant chunk of our tax dollars back in our pockets.
When President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE won in 2016, he promised to restore prosperity by cutting our taxes, eliminating hundreds of stifling regulations, and using a common sense trade policy that protects our workers and promotes their interests. Thankfully, after just over two years in office, Trump has fulfilled his promises to voters, as millions of Americans and their families around the country are much better off today than they were when he took office.
The unemployment rate is at a record low level in 50 years at 3.6 percent, while wages continue to rise for average workers. Americans also saved an average of $1,400 on their federal taxes last year thanks to the tax law signed by Trump. Remarkably, these basic economic realities have not slowed down Democrats from touting extremist proposals that would fundamentally derail this current economic renaissance and turn the United States into an unrecognizable totalitarian dystopia focused on expanding the role of the federal government in our lives with no end.
Indeed, the socialist senator from Vermont has been desperate to make his ideas more appealing to voters, trying to argue that White House economic policies have helped only the wealthy. This case has been consistently debunked by every jobs report for over two years. Sanders has been so desperate to sell Americans on his socialist dream that he has now accused Trump of practicing “corporate socialism.” Given that Trump has implemented a campaign of tactical tariffs designed to protect our workers, which is a strategy that even many establishment Republicans despise, using this term demonstrably spreads falsehoods.
As if the delusions of Sanders are not enough, other Democrats have also voiced support for radical proposals that would bankrupt our country. The Green New Deal, for example, would cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion, or approximately $700,000 per household. Likewise, leading Democratic presidential candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, have already pledged to repeal the Republican tax cuts if elected next year.
Americans are not “delighted” to pay higher taxes. We do not want to fund projects that will shackle our children with unimaginable debt. We do not share a marxist obsession with a centralized utopia. In 2016, we voted for Trump because he promised to build a future of economic prosperity by cutting our taxes and shrinking the federal government. Today, Democrats are doing everything in their power to accomplish precisely the opposite.
Madison Gesiotto is an attorney and a commentator who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign. She was an inauguration spokesperson and former Miss Ohio. She is on Twitter @MadisonGesiotto.