The part I find the most revealing? The politician doesn’t say he’s not willing to take her money…just that he can’t take her money like that.
I’m going to segue into a point that can’t be emphasized enough: It sounds good to talk about raising taxes to help the “needy”. But need is always a judgment call. And if the government is in charge of making those judgment calls, “need” will inevitably be determined on the basis of politics.
No one should want that.