A guest on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Saturday compared the GOP tax bill to a “rape” of lower income people.
Bruce Bartlett, a former policy advisor for President Reagan, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the recent tax cut bill passed in the Senate.
Host Joy Reid asked, “What would be the justification in your mind that Republicans would have for raising taxes on lower income people? Because, they, you know, they spend all of their income, so why raise taxes on them?”
He said, “It really defies comprehension. Maybe they think that the poor have it so easy that they need to have to pay more taxes to force them to go out and work more. It really–the amazing thing is that people seem to be accepting this so meekly and mildly. It’s really akin to rape. It really is.” (RELATED: MSNBC Guest Compares Trump To A Literal Neo-Nazi Leader [VIDEO])