Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders had a very entertaining debate over tax reform. Bernie Sanders got very angry, screamed many times, and avoided every question. Meanwhile Ted Cruz stayed calm, cool and logical. It was truly fun to watch Cruz wipe the floor with Sanders.
As Sanders kept preaching that we increase taxes on all Americans, Ted Cruz eventually asked what the difference between a Democrat and a socialist really is on taxes. “Let me just ask, since this is a tax debate, what is the difference between a socialist and a Democrat on taxes?” asked Cruz.
Sanders clearly wasn’t expecting the question. “Well, I don’t know the answer to that because I don’t know-” started Sanders. “I don’t know either,” said Cruz.
“But here is what I think. As a democratic socialist, similar to the people in Denmark and Sweden and Norway and Finland, people who have by and large a much higher standard of living than we have, people who guarantee health care to all of their people as a right, where kids have free, free preschool education, where retirement benefits are much more generous than the United States,” said Sanders.
“I believe that in a civilized society, people, especially those on top, should be asked to pay their fair share so that every man, woman and child in our country can have a decent standard of living,” said Sanders. You can see the whole debate for yourself below.