Conservative Commentator Says Raising Taxes On Wealthy Is "Cruel Thing To Do"--Twitter Can't Even

Conservative Commentator Says Raising Taxes On Wealthy Is "Cruel Thing To Do"--Twitter Can't Even

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Grover Norquist, a conservative anti-tax advocate, slammed a reported plan by Trump aide Steve Bannon to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, was on CNN on Monday to talk about the plan, saying, "It's a particularly cruel thing for Bannon to do."

"Raising taxes hurts economic growth," he lamented. "To suggest that it might make somebody feel good to know that somebody else is paying higher taxes, that's a cruel thing when you're hurting somebody."

CNN's Brooke Baldwin showed some of the exchange on Twitter:

Many didn't care for Norquist's choice of words:

But it didn't stop Norquist from doubling down:


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