Statement of California Democratic Chairman John Burton on Congressional Republicans’ Reaction to President Obama’s Millionaire Tax Proposal
Congressman Paul Ryan and the Congressional Republicans have predictably taken to accusing President Obama of "class warfare" after he dared to propose that millionaires and billionaires pay the same taxes as middle class Americans.
The real class warfare is already being waged by Republicans on the elderly, the poor, the disabled, the sick, the blind and anyone else who can't afford a good lobbyist to protect their interests.
Republicans openly and shamelessly call for cuts to Social Security and Medicare in order to continue tax breaks and loopholes for millionaires and billionaires. We cannot afford to continue handouts to the super rich while asking for everyone else to do more with less.
In the GOP's world when the President calls for the super rich to pay their fair share, it's class warfare; when services are cut for the elderly, for students, the middle class, the poor, the disabled, and the sick, it's sound fiscal policy.