Middle Class Finally Standing Up To Right Wing Efforts To Hurt Them
Rep. Paul Ryan was booed a town hall meeting when he talked about preserving tax cuts for the rich. Now comes a video of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy being challenged for his stances on privatizing Medicare and tax breaks for the rich (via Think Progress).
CONSTITUENT: I hear you saying two contradictory things about taxes. One you want to reform the tax code so that corporations to pay more, and two you don’t want corporations to pay so much so that they’ll somehow stimulate business. So I don’t understand that contradiction. The CBO […] the Ryan program proposes to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
DUFFY: It doesn’t, No it doesn’t.
DIFFERENT CONSTITUENT: Yes it does.
DUFFY: No, it doesn’t there’s no voucher.
CONSTITUENT: That’s what my understanding of what it is.
CONSTITUENT: They count the cost to seniors if it goes into a voucher program, it’s going to be trillions of dollars for those young men like this guy in front.
DUFFY: It’s a premium support it’s not a voucher. The bottom line is if we do nothing, if we do nothing, you can all say this is all fine and dandy, you can get it and I know any young people here you can all get this program.
CONSTITUENT: I agree that if we do nothing we’re in trouble, that’s why we have to raise taxes on the rich, and raise taxes on the corporations who have never been richer than they have now. And you guys just cut their taxes again.
ANOTHER CONSTITUENT: Oh, Yeah!
DUFFY: When you say cutting taxes, if taxes maintain the same level and rate is that a tax cut.
CONSTITUENT: To maintain the same level that was long ago, that was sold on the premise of creating jobs by giving more money to the wealthy.Click here for reuse options!
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