A Senate Budget Committee hearing got heated Thursday when Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney got in a hot debate over the issue of estate taxes.
Sanders told Mulvaney, “As you know, the United States today has more income and wealth inequality than any major country on earth. The top of 1/10th of 1 percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, and 52 percent of all new income today is going to the top one percent… but your budget thinks it is good public policy to provide $52 billion in tax breaks to the wealthiest family in this country – a family already worth $128 billion.”
He made slams against the Trump family, and the Walton family, who owns Wal-Mart.
Sanders claimed that people who depend on Medicaid and programs like Meals on Wheels would be “left out in the cold” under Trump’s budget.
See the exchange below:
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