Booker: Paying Taxes Is ‘Patriotism’

Popular Newark, N.J., mayor—not to mention pedestrian superhero—Cory Booker may not have been given a primetime speaking slot Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, but his speech was met with enthusiastic cheers. “Being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare, it’s patriotism,” Booker told the crowd in Charlotte, who responded with cheers of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” After hearing his closing line, “this generation of Americans will expand beyond the hope, the dream, the promise of America,” the crowd altered their chant: “Cory! Cory! Cory!”