Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz had a debate on CNN this week about tax reform. At one point, Bernie messed up a comparison to Robin Hood but Ted Cruz corrected him.
From the Washington Examiner:
Robin Hood was taking from tax collectors, Ted Cruz instructs Bernie Sanders
Ted Cruz sought to teach a lesson in folklore to Bernie Sanders, telling him that Robin Hood was fighting high taxes.
“I think Bernie fundamentally misunderstood that story,” the Texas Republican said during his debate Wednesday night with Sanders over the Republican tax plan, which the Vermont independent had called a “Robin Hood proposal in reverse.”
Robin Hood was robbing the tax collectors who were collecting too much taxes from the working men and women, and taking it for the rich,” Cruz explained.
“In Bernie’s analogy, it is the Democrats who are King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin Hood is saying: ‘Tax collectors, stop hammering people who are struggling, who are laboring in the fields, who are working, stop taking it to the castle to give out to your buddies.'”
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— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 19, 2017
You would think Bernie of all people would know the story of Robin Hood.