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Ben & Jerry: We've Been Trying To Get Taxed At A Higher Rate For Years

"Just because you happen to have a bunch of money doesn't mean you should give up on the idea of justice and equality."

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, known to most as the names behind the ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's, said they'd love to get taxed at a higher rate.

"We've been trying to get taxed at a higher rate for years," Cohen told HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani in New York on Thursday.

Cohen and Greenfield were giving out ice cream called "Bernie's Yearning" at an event put on by Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' campaign. (Cohen and Greenfield attended as private citizens.)

"Just because you happen to have a bunch of money doesn't mean you should give up on the idea of justice and equality," Cohen continued. 

The two have been vocal about their support for Sanders and his tax plan. They haven't shied away from other political issues either, penning an op-ed against "tax cut nutters in Congress" in April 2015 and publicly putting their support behind the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.

Watch a clip of Cohen and Greenfield above.

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