Kamala Harris on Multi-Billionaires: Their Existence Isn’t Morally Defensible. – NTK Network Kamala Harris on Multi-Billionaires: Their Existence Isn’t Morally Defensible.

Kamala Harris on Multi-Billionaires: Their Existence Isn’t Morally Defensible.

"You are exactly right," Kamala Harris said when asked whether the existent of multi-billionaires was morally defensible.

By NTK Staff | 01.29.2019 @10:05am

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) tapped into her inner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a CNN town hall in Iowa on Monday when she said that the existence of multi-billionaires wasn’t morally defensible.

A student from Drake University asked Harris whether the existence of multi-billionaires was morally defensible.

“Well, here’s — let’s just say this. We have had policies in this country, at least in the last two decades, that have disproportionately benefited the top 1 percent to the exclusion of working families,” Harris said. “We have a situation in our country right now where just recently this administration passed a tax bill that benefits big corporations in the top 1 percent to the exclusion of supporting working families. And that is unconscionable. And you are exactly right.”

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez said that “a system that allows billionaires to exist” is immoral.

Harris then touted her LIFT Act, which would give families earning less than $100,000 a year a $500 a month tax credit.

“Right now in America, in 99 percent of the counties in America, if you are a minimum wage worker, working full-time, you cannot afford market rate for a one-bedroom apartment. That is absolutely unconscionable,” Harris said. “And so we’ve got to correct it. And part of it is that people at the top 1 percent, people who are making $10 million a year, who have $50 million a year, they need to pay more taxes.”

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