There are some things in life that happen only on the rarest of occasions – cicadas hatching, planets aligning, Bill Clinton having consensual sex…But all of those things pale in comparison to the black swan of Hillary Clinton telling the truth.
On the 1st of August, we were blessed with exactly that. During one of her typically dull campaign rallies in Omaha, Clinton let slip a difficult truth, proclaiming that she will ‘increase taxes on the middle class’.
Clinton started her attack by claiming that Donald Trump wants to give big tax cuts to the mega rich, despite the fact that Trump’s proposals would mean that businesses large and small pay no more than 15% of their income in taxes, and that he has said he’d actually consider raising taxes for the rich.
“Well we’re not going there my friends. I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
Hillary doesn’t seem to realise that she just accidentally told the truth, but the bewilderment of some of the folk in the audience behind her is a joy to watch.