Here's What Rob Lowe Thinks of Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan

During the Democratic town hall this week, actor Rob Lowe of 'The West Wing' and 'Parks and Recreation' fame took to Twitter to express his frustration with Sanders’ rhetoric on increased taxes.

Actor and self-proclaimed Libertarian, Rob Lowe made waves on Monday night when he live tweeted during the Democratic town hall. Lowe tweeted his frustration with Bernie Sander’s tax plan writing “Watching Bernie Sanders. He's hectoring and yelling at me WHILE he's saying he's going to raise our taxes. Interesting way to communicate.”

When the moderator asked Bernie “just, to be clear, you are going to raise taxes…” Bernie responded, “Yes. We will raise taxes. Yes we will.” Sanders’ tax plan proposes raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans in order to mitigate income inequality in the United States. The unexpected popularity of Bernie Sanders has been largely driven by his stance on Wall Street for its "greed" and "recklessness." Much of Sanders’ upsurge of support comes from younger voters. According to the Washington Post, a recent poll shows that only 25 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 expressed trust in the federal government.

Sanders said that by raising the top tax rate to 52% and increasing taxes for anyone making over $230,000, his plan would lower out of pocket expenses for health care expenses. Rob Lowe, however, is not so convinced by his rhetoric. Some on Twitter asked Lowe what his former character on "West Wing," Democratic deputy White House communications director, would have told Sanders. Lowe responded, "He would say: 'modulate, senator.'”

Lowe then followed up with a Tweet including a clip of his character, Sam Seaborne, explaining his stance on increased taxes. The caption of the tweet reads, “Attention Sen. Sanders. Sam Seaborn on Taxes - YouTube”

Sanders came on PoliticKING last year and spoke with Larry about his stance on the economic state of America. You can watch the full clip below:

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