ROCK HILL, S.C. ― Democratic presidential hopeful and former Congressman said he would support taxing the wealth of the country’s super-rich following a campaign stop in South Carolina on Friday, embracing a proposal first unveiled by fellow presidential candidate Sen. (D-Mass.).
“I think fundamental to this experiment of America and democracy is ensuring we don’t have princes and princesses, kings and queens, a concentration of wealth and power and privilege, and that’s exactly what we have in this country right now,” O’Rourke told HuffPost when asked whether he would support a wealth tax.
“So both for reasons of generating the revenue that we need and reasons to achieve the political democracy by having an economic democracy, some part of that