- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib told a Detroit audience this week “the rich” didn’t earn their wealth and need to have it funneled to others via her legislation.

The Michigan Democrat told the NAACP convention this week that “wealthy individuals” are the target of her “BOOST Act” — Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive — because their recent assets were acquired after the “GOP tax scam.”

“That’s what we do with our public dollars,” she said Monday. “We give it back to the people — the people that earned it.”

The Democrat’s comments also lambasted corporations.

“We’re going to go ahead and put [some of their tax returns] in the pockets of folks like everyday Americans,” she added.

Her legislation would redistribute roughly $6,000 to Americans making less than $100,000 per year.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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