You know if I was a famous rapper who is worth 8 million dollars as of 2018 and I openly complained about the government taking large sums of my money, the first thing I would do is endorse a political candidate who plans are taxing millionaires a historic rate in order to pay for a 7 Billion dollar ‘free’ education system. Well, that is at least what rapper Cardi B did.
For context you have to go back to March of this year, the 25-year-old rapper posted a viral rant complaining about the fact that her taxes were too damn high. In the video posted below she was not happy about the amount of cash (40%) she had to fork over to Uncle Sam stating, “I want to know what you’re doing with my fucking money.”
Cardi B specifically calls out New York state, which has one of the highest tax rates in the country and which sends more money to the federal government than it gets back…so of course, she would support Democratic Socialist New York gubernatorial candidate Cythina Nixon, because why not? Cardi B submitted her offical endorsement of Nixon and the Democratic Socialists on Instagram to her 32 million followers.
Progressives have a phrase they like to use “Voting against your interests” to describe Middle America folks who refuse to submit to Socialist policies. Well, if this isn’t voting against your interests, I don’t know what is. Nixon currently proposes to double New York State’s budget in order to fund Socialist policies such as ‘free’ education and ‘free’ healthcare. According to the New York Times, Nixon’s expenditures would cost New York state at least $345 billion annually, four times as much as New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania combined.
Now Nixon plans on paying for this through her “millionaires” tax, a tax increase for anyone in the state making at least $300,000 or more annually. The additional tax rate of over 13% would be the highest rate in NYC ever and could drive residents to move (Probably to Florida). So the only question here is, if you think 40% of your earnings were too much this year, why would you support a candidate calling to make them SIGNIFICANTLY higher next year? You would have to ask that question to Cardi B but I doubt anyone in the media is really willing to ask