(PatrioticPost.com)- In a striking break with the traditional Republican talking points, War Room host Steve Bannon suggested that it is time to tax the wealthy “oligarchs” controlling the country.
During an interview with The National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam, Bannon went off on America’s corporate billionaires and their rigging of the US Economy.
Citing the recent Pro-Publica article which published illegally-leaked tax information for some of America’s wealthiest corporate bigshots — like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett — Bannon argued that “the game is rigged.”
Bannon added that, when he served in the Trump White House, both Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn went nuts when he floated the idea that taxes should be raised on the richest corporations in the country.
Calling these wealthy oligarchs “radical,” Bannon argued that “they’re all woke” and they’re getting a “total free ride on the backs of the Deplorables.”
Calling the establishment’s protection of the über wealthy as the same kind of attack on the working class as the establishment’s unfair trade agreements, Bannon asked why these billionaires are allowed to pay so little when ordinary Americans have to pay much more.
Despite the fact that “Tax the Rich” is a central focus of Democratic socialists, Bannon argues that he is not a socialist, but a capitalist. The problem is, Bannon explained, the system America has right now is not capitalism at all but an oligarchy.
Watch the video HERE.
This isn’t the first time someone on the right has broken from the traditional Republican position on taxing wealthy corporations.
After Coca Cola and several other mega-corporations attacked Georgia’s new election laws, conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter suggested on Twitter that it was time to support minimum taxes on worldwide gross receipts for any corporation worth over a billion dollars – calling it the “We Told You Not to F*** With Us” Act.
In another tweet, Schlichter was more direct, saying “Destroy the big corporations” by taxing them, regulating them and breaking them apart. “Because,” he concluded “they screwed with us and they need to pay.”