If there’s anything to hate, it’s constantly hearing about struggling the middle-class, desperately trying not to eat their children or sell them to the circus whilst trying to stay afloat in the worst economy since the great depression. Well, at least that’s among Senator Kyl’s hates.
The longtime Republican Senator from Arizona (the other really old and crotchety guy) who once derided unemployment benefits as making people “not want to work”, thinks that President Obama devotes too much time to talking about the middle class and all of its woes.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Kyl believes that the president’s usage of the phrase “middle class” is “misguided and wrong and even dangerous,” and adding that he “incessantly” talks about class, “particularly the middle class.”
“Most prominently, we have a president who talks incessantly about class, particularly the middle class. Maybe you’ve noticed that. He defines class strictly by your income. In the president’s narrative, someone who makes $199,000 a year is a member of one class and someone who makes $200,000 belongs to another class. Does that make sense? Indeed, each day the president’s out on the campaign trail championing himself as the great protector of what he calls the middle class and pitting these Americans against their fellow citizens by arguing that the wealthiest class is victimizing them through the tax code,” ~Sen Kyl(Think Progress)
Here’s the video:
Kyl appears to be joining the right-wing chorus of Republicans denouncing Obama’s desire to end the Bush tax cuts, even though the wealthy will still get a sizable cut, as well as trying to distract from the very fact that the Romneys of the world have made ridiculous sums of cash (or whatever they call it in the Cayman Islands) during an economic recession. Worse yet, sometimes at the behest of the middle-class. So yes–it’s safe to say the Republicans would love for President Obama to stop talking about the middle-class and shining light on their continual hardships during a precarious and anemic recovery. Lord knows Mittie Rich doesn’t want to hear about them either.
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