Herman Cain: 81 Percent Of Americans "Brainwashed" By Democratic Party
Presidential candidate Herman Cain, known for his bold statements, told Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC's "The Word" in an interview that most of America was brainwashed by the Democratic Party.
O'Donnell began the interview by reading from an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that noted that 81 percent of Americans support the idea of taxing at a higher rate those who earn over a million dollars per year, Yahoo! Contributor Network reports. He asked, since Senate Democrats had proposed that a "millionaire tax" be levied to pay for the president's proposed American Jobs bill, if the American people had been "brainwashed" by the Democratic Party as well.
"The answer is 'yes,'" Cain told "The Last Word" anchor, as reported by the Contributor Network. "The Democrats have succeeded at brainwashing a lot of the American people. First of all, taxing people more that make over $1 million isn't going to solve the problem. Secondly, they have just taken a class warfare to another level. When for decades you are telling the American people that we ought to take more from the rich in order to help pay off our debts but yet the debts don't get paid off, they're just playing the class warfare card. I would counter that, Lawrence, with a 50 percent of the taxpayers now pay 97 percent of the taxes. I think that's pretty fair already."