In a LinkedIn Q & A, President Obama was asked a question by someone the Republicans have been trying their hardest to protect – a rich guy. The man asking the question told the President that he was unemployed, not because he forced to, but because he chose to be. He then asked;
“Would you please raise my taxes?” He continued: “I would like very much to have the country to continue to invest in things like Pell Grants, infrastructure, and job training programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am.”
We can safely predict that the regular talking GOP talking points to this man will be, “just write a check!” It’s the same talking point they’ve made to Warren Buffett and many other responsible rich folks who want to pay their fair share.
Republicans have taken a pledge not to raise taxes on the rich and are now fighting the President’s attempt to add revenue to the economy by asking the rich to pay the same tax rate as middle class Americans.