I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the following story might be the most educational one you’ll read all week for revealing the true values and priorities of the American Left. If you have any friends or relatives who still buy the Democrats’ party line, this will be the link to share with them.
The Daily Caller reports that Philippe Reines, a longtime senior adviser to Hillary Clinton in both her Senate and State Department careers, recently gave a talk to politically-minded young people at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington DC.
In response to one student’s question about future political trends among millennials, Reines committed one of the gravest, most delicious sins a left-wing politico can possibly make — he was accidentally honest about what he really thinks [emphasis added]:
Donald Trump and his people want everyone to shut up, get over the election, Hillary Clinton go away, that’s in their best interest, but that’s not how it works. We are supposed to oppose what we disagree with. And I hope millennials don’t fall into a lull of accepting, this is what it is. God knows how many of them will see their taxes go down and base it just on that. But yeah, they are a key demographic that voted oddly in 2016, and I am not sure people understand how to get them to vote productively. In 2020.
Don’t you just love it when liberals forget to lie?
Here we have a prominent Democrat mind openly admitting that he’s afraid young Americans will recognize that Trump and the GOP tangibly improved one aspect of their lives by letting them keep more of their own money, because then they might do something crazy like let the real-world results of the previous election influence how they vote in the next one. (Oh, and millennials are not exactly America’s most economically-advantaged demographic, so Reines is also tacitly admitting that corporations and the rich aren’t the only people who benefit from tax cuts.)
Really, need I say more?
Oh, and the Dems will have to worry about a lot of people taking away the same lesson, judging by the latest news on how employers are responding to tax reform. The Washington Examiner reports:
The number of companies offering employee bonuses, pay hikes, and increases in benefits in reaction to President Trump’s December tax reform victory is now over 100, with thousands of workers impacted and charities too.
Less than a day after Americans for Tax Reform put out an initial list of 40, it jumped to 52 as more company plans poured in.
And by the end of today, ATR’s John Kartch told Secrets that the list will hit over 100. “Small businesses from across the country are sending me news of their tax-cut bonuses, wage hikes, and charitable donations. Many of these were only announced internally. There is a broad and deep tsunami building,” added Kartch, ATR’s vice president of communications.
Gee, who could have guessed that the result of tax cuts would be exactly what conservatives have been saying the result would be all along?
Poor Democrats. If only the common rabble would realize that lower wages, less take-home pay, and fewer opportunities are really for their own good.