Soooo Bernie Sanders is debating Ted Cruz. Let's do this. #CnnDebateNight
Cruz's starting premise that all taxes apply to everyone is, uh, flawed. #CnnDebateNight
One of the most noxious pieces of right wing agitprop over the past few decades is idea that cutting rich people's taxes benefits everyone
Western economies have cut business/wealth taxes steadily for two-ish decades and the evidence is clear that average people don't benefit
It's honestly Orwellian to suggest that transferring even more wealth to rich people is somehow a way to bolster the working & middle class
Ted Cruz thinks he's being really fucking clever with this Robin Hood bullshit #CNNTownhall
As in the last Sanders/Cruz debate, Cruz only seems capable of debating Obama liberalism. He doesn't know how to debate Sanders.
Cruz keeps attacking Democratic donors as if Sanders, who spent most of 2015 and 2016 attacking them, is somehow implicated. lol
Whatever else this is, it's good TV. #cnndebate
I'd like to hear Ted Cruz explain to us which, if any, taxes he believe are legitimate. #CnnDebateNight
Cruz is so vulnerable on this "we should cut taxes for everyone" bs. Why should billionaires get a tax cut? #CnnDebateNight
Cruz is now claiming universal healthcare is more expensive than the status quo, a claim not born out by any G7 country's health spending
Sanders just attacked "the military industrial complex, which Dwight D Eisenhower warned us about." Hell yeah. #CNNDebateNight
One of the funniest things about watching Sanders debate on CNN is all the ads from grotesque private insurance companies during the break
The idea that economic growth automatically guarantees average people will benefit, as Cruz claims, is such bullshit. #CNNDebateNight
Cruz accuses Sanders of being a Democrat and he responds "I'm the longest serving Independent in the US Senate & I'm a Democratic Socialist"
Ted Cruz is such a mutant weirdo lol
Cruz is absolutely making stuff. The United States scores very low in social mobility compared to other advanced economies. #CNNDebateNight
Seriously, if you really want to live the "American dream" move to Sweden #CNNDebateNight
As in the healthcare debate, Cruz is trying to label Obamacare "government healthcare" which it categorically is not. #CNNDebateNight
This debate is instructive in showing how ill-equipped GOP talking points are when they're not being deployed against liberals #cnndebate
Cruz simply cannot understand that his opponent isn't a Democrat or a liberal #CNNDebateNight

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