Paul Ryan’s Constituents Boo Him for Advocating Tax Breaks For The Rich
Wisconsin congressman and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan got booed at a town hall meeting when he promoted his tax policy that favors the rich (via Think Progress).
…a constituent who described himself as a “lifelong conservative” asked Ryan about the effects of growing income inequality in our nation. The constituent noted that huge income disparities contributed to the Great Depression and the Great Recession, and thus wanted to know why the congressman was “fighting to not let the tax breaks for the wealthy expire.”
Ryan argued against “redistribut[ing]” in this manner. After the constituent noted that “there’s nothing wrong with taxing the top because it does not trickle down,” Ryan argued that “we do tax the top.” This response earned a chorus of boos from constituents:Click here for reuse options!
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