A Fox Business Network presenter blamed the fact schools have being teaching children “fairness” after the organisation’s own polling showed there was overwhelming support for higher taxes on multi-millionaires.
Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a “wealth tax” for those earning more than $50m and has won support from both Democrats and Republicans.
Recent polling has shown that the American public is widely supportive of the move.
A total of 70 per cent of people are in favour of raising taxes on those earning more than $10m and 65 per cent supported tax rises for those earning more than $1m, according to a recent Fox News poll.
In response to the poll, Charles Payne, host of Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne, said: “The idea of fairness has been promoted in our schools for a long time.
“We are starting to see kids that grew up with the notion of fairness above all and now they are becoming vote age they are bringing this ideology with them.”
The clip was shared widely on social media, with many responding with dismay.
Twitter user Dan Holden said: “As a teacher, I am so happy to find out that my plan is working.”
While Neliza Drew added: “How dare people grow up believing in fairness or justice.”