Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) appeared on MSNBC with Chris Jansing this morning to attack President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, which includes some tax increases on the wealthy. Taking up the typical GOP talking point, Fleming said raising taxes on wealthy “job creators” is a terrible idea that kills jobs because many of these people are small business owners who pay taxes through personal income rates.
Fleming is himself a businesses owner, so Jansing asked, “If you have to pay more in taxes, you would get rid of some of those employees?” Fleming responded by saying that while his businesses made $6.3 million last year, after you “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.
We should tax the middle and lower class more, take away healthcare for poor children, close schools and dismantle government just so this man from the party of the “common man”, the Tea Party can survive.
Welcome to the sick and twisted views of America’s Tea Party. They champion people who complain about living on only $400k a year, yet insult those who only make $20,000 all while saying they believe in Jesus. The Tea Party isn’t a “party” – it’s a god damn mental illness!