Mayor Cory Booker gave the first big speech and he brought down the house with this line:
“Being asked to pay your fair share in taxes is not class warfare. It’s patriotism.”
The crowd burst into applause and then repeatedly chanted, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” before Booker could speak again.
Mayor Booker was referring to the Democratic platform that “advocates raising taxes on incomes of more than $250,000.”
And he’s right. If your taxable income is more than a quarter of a million dollars a year, you can afford to kick in that extra few hundred bucks after ten years of a big tax break. It would help save our country from economic ruin. What’s more patriotic than saving your country when you have the means to do it?