Billionaire and man who wants you to raise his taxes, Tom Steyer, thinks maybe it’s time to go ahead and remove Donald Trump from office before he has a chance to do any more damage.
“As a billionaire, I would profit substantially from the tax cuts proposed by President Trump and the Republican Party,” Steyer wrote, in an Op-Ed published by the LA Times last month, before adding that despite the windfall he would receive, he is “strongly opposed to even one more penny in cuts for rich people and corporations.”
His explanation? This:
Three decades of data prove that tax cuts for the wealthy do not “trickle down” to working people or grow the overall economy. Since the Reagan era, Republicans have prescribed cuts for rich people and corporations as a cure-all. But every time they put their theory into practice, the rich just get richer and everyone else gets left behind.
If you’re one of the working class people who still supports Trump, maybe you should think about that and adopt a kind of “oh, well since you put it that way” type of approach.
About a week ago, Steyer wrote a letter to Democrats demanding they pledge to impeach Trump should they manage to wrest control of Congress from the GOP.
“This is not just an issue of Twitter screeds but what it means for a person who has control over our nuclear arsenal,” Steyer said last week. “I hope you will make your position clear so that Democratic voters who are under constant attack by this administration, know their elected representatives have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action.”
Well now, he’s taking it up a notch.
According to a letter obtained by The Hill, Steyer is calling on all 50 governors and 2,000 mayors of cities to go public with what he assumes (probably correctly) are their misgivings about the President. “[You] have a duty to speak out,” the letter reads. It also accuses Trump of “violat[ing] the Constitution, the office of the Presidency, and the trust of the public.”
Oh, and Steyer, who The Hill reminds you spent some $91 million supporting Democrats last year, may end up running for Senate in California (more on that here for anyone interested).